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Physics  1995 

COLD ACCRETION DISKS WITH CORONAE AND ADVECTION

DOI: 10.1086/176008

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Cold optically thick accretion disks with hot coronae and radial advection have been investigated. Within the framework of $\alpha$-viscosity models, we assume that all the mass accretion and angular momentum transport take place in the cold disk, but that a fraction of the gravitational energy released is dissipated in the corona. Both the coronal energy dissipation and the advection heat transport have a stabilization effect on the thermal and viscous instabilities of the disk. If that more than $\sim 95$ percent of the total power is dissipated in the corona, then the locally unstable behavior of the disk is restricted to a relatively narrow spatial region and is found to lie in a small range of mass accretion rates. The global temporal variability of the disk can be very mild or may disappear, and which may be applicable to the low-frequency ($\sim 0.04$~Hz) quasi-periodic oscillations observed in black hole candidates Cyg X--1 and GRO J0422+32.

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