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From: Modelling quantum aspects of disruption of a white dwarf star by a black hole

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Density distribution (at \(z=0\) plane) of bosonic component at times during (frames ac) and after (frames e,f) the first-time periastron passage for the first considered orbit. The unit of time is \((m_B a_B^2)/\hbar \) (see “Methods”). Note that the distance 1 between ticks means \(10^2\) in units of \(a_B\). An atomic white dwarf is stripped of about \(10^{-5}\) of its mass. The stripped mass forms an accretion disk around the black hole. Frames show densities at various times during the first revolution, when mainly bosonic matter contributes to an accretion disk. The black hole is located at the center of each image and the Schwarzschild radius is small, below the unit of length \(a_B\).

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