THE KOZAI-LIDOV MECHANISM IN HYDRODYNAMICAL DISKS


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Martın R. G. , Nixon C., Lubow S. H. , Armıtage P. J. , Prıce D. J. , Doğan S. , ...Daha Fazla

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS, cilt.792, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

Özet

We use three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations to show that a highly misaligned accretion disk around one component of a binary system can exhibit global Kozai-Lidov cycles, where the inclination and eccentricity of the disk are interchanged periodically. This has important implications for accreting systems on all scales, for example, the formation of planets and satellites in circumstellar and circumplanetary disks, outbursts in X-ray binary systems, and accretion onto supermassive black holes.