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Radiative acceleration of gas above a luminous disk

Naturevolume 266pages699701 (1977) | Download Citation

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Spherically symmetric radiative acceleration has been considered1 as a mechanism for the ejection of matter from quasistellar objects. I present some calculations showing that in a simplified case, a strongly beamed outflow will result if the source of the driving radiation is not point-like but a disk.

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    • VINCENT ICKE

    Present address: California Institute of Technology 130–133, Pasadena, California, 91125

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