The Ultra-luminous Compact X-ray Sources (ULXs) in nearby spiral galaxies and the Galactic super-luminal jet sources share the common spectral characteristic that they have extremely high disk temperatures which cannot be explained in the framework of the standard accretion disk model in the Schwarzschild metric. We examine several possibilities to solve this "too-hot" disk problem. In particular, we have calculated an extreme Kerr disk model to fit the observed spectra. We found that the Kerr disk will become significantly harder compared to the Schwarzschild disk only when the disk is highly inclined. For super-luminal jet sources, which are known to be inclined systems, the Kerr disk model may work if we choose proper values for the black hole angular momentum. For the ULXs, however, the Kerr disk interpretation will be problematic, as it is highly unlikely that their accretion disks are preferentially inclined.
|ジャーナル||European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2001 9 1|
|イベント||4th Integral Workshop -Exploring the Gamma-Ray Universe-2000 - Alicante, Spain|
継続期間: 2000 9 4 → 2000 9 8
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science