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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Brownian Motion Of Black Holes In Stellar Systems With Non-maxwellian Distribution Of The Field Stars
Author: Pedron I.T.
Coimbra-Araujo C.H.
Abstract: A massive black hole at the center of a dense stellar system, such as a globular cluster or a galactic nucleus, is subject to a random walk due gravitational encounters with nearby stars. It behaves as a Brownian particle, since it is much more massive than the surrounding stars and moves much more slowly than they do. If the distribution function for the stellar velocities is Maxwellian, there is a exact equipartition of kinetic energy between the black hole and the stars in the stationary state. However, if the distribution function deviates from a Maxwellian form, the strict equipartition cannot be achieved. The deviation from equipartition is quantified in this work by applying the Tsallis q-distribution for the stellar velocities in a q-isothermal stellar system and in a generalized King model. © 2007 International Astronomical Union.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1017/S1743921307005789
Date Issue: 2006
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