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Eddington Limit

  1. Nov 28, 2012 #1
    A study is showing that higher redshift quasars emit more and more above their Eddington limit. How is this possible? Shouldnt this be causing the accretion disk to fly apart?
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  3. Nov 29, 2012 #2


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    Do you have a link to this study?
  4. Nov 29, 2012 #3
    yup here it is!

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1XHScFrhhEYJ:symposia.obs.carnegiescience.edu/series/symposium1/ms/szuszkiewicz_ms.ps.gz+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us [Broken]
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  5. Dec 4, 2012 #4
    the study tries to give an explantion .
    it has been known for a while that the Eddington Limit(Le) can be exceeded for periods of time..
    but recall that the Le is a hypthetical limit based on the presumption that all the material is ionized hydorgen and all the material is accreted uniformally.
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