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Figure 3

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

Figure 3

Density distribution (at \(z=0\) plane) of bosonic component at times during (frames ac) and after (frames e,f) the third-time periastron passage for the first considered orbit. The unit of time is \((m_B a_B^2)/\hbar \). An atomic white dwarf is stripped of about \(10\%\) of its initial mass. The stripped mass (both of bosonic and fermionic type) forms a massive accretion disk. Frames show densities during the third revolution. The binary system ends its life and the white dwarf goes away of the black hole.

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