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dc.contributor.advisor Liang, Edison P.
dc.creatorHilburn, Guy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T04:38:33Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T04:38:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T04:38:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T04:38:38Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/64694
dc.description.abstract Results from several studies are presented which detail explorations of the physical and spectral properties of low luminosity active galactic nuclei. An initial Sagittarius A* general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulation and Monte Carlo radiation transport model suggests accretion rate changes as the dominant flaring method. A similar study on M87 introduces new methods to the Monte Carlo model for increased consistency in highly energetic sources. Again, accretion rate variation seems most appropriate to explain spectral transients. To more closely resolve the methods of particle energization in active galactic nuclei accretion disks, a series of localized shearing box simulations explores the effect of numerical resolution on the development of current sheets. A particular focus on numerically describing converged current sheet formation will provide new methods for consideration of turbulence in accretion disks.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectActive galactic nuclei
Accretion disk
Monte Carlo
Magnetohydrodynamics
Sagittarius A*
M87
dc.title Studies of Low Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei with Monte Carlo and Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations
dc.contributor.committeeMember Baring, Matthew G.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Mellor-Crummey, John
dc.date.updated 2012-09-06T04:38:38Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-05-168
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Physics and Astronomy
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Hilburn, Guy. "Studies of Low Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei with Monte Carlo and Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations." (2012) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/64694.


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