HEAD 2003 Meeting
Session 11. Black Holes Binaries III
Poster, Sunday-Wednesday, March 23, 2003, Duration of Meeting

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[11.04] Photon Bending Effects near Black Hole Horizons: Spectral and Timing Signatures

L. Titarchuk (Naval Research Lab. and George Mason University), P. Laurent (DSM/DAPNIA/SAp CEA Saclay CEA Saclay)

We will present the main spectral and timing features of X-ray radiation that can be seen in black hole systems only. We will demonstrate that the photon-electron interaction along with general relativistic effects lead to the formation of a characteristic spectrum. Photon bending of the upscattered photons near a black hole horizon results in a powerful pair outflow that can be responsible for the jet formation near black holes.

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