Fitting along the Fundamental Plane: New comparisons of jet physics across the black hole mass scale
Correlations between the radio and X-ray bands in the hard state of black hole X-ray binaries (BHBs) have led to the discovery of the Fundamental Plane of black hole accretion, linking accretion-driven radiative attributes to black hole mass. Although this discovery has led to new constraints on radiative efficiencies, there is still significant degeneracy in terms of understanding the governing physics. I present several new results exploring the processes driving the Fundamental Plane over the black hole mass range. These include the first ever homogeneous fits of sources at approximately the same Eddington luminosity but millions of times different in mass, which I focus on for this proceeding article. © International Astronomical Union 2011.
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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Markoff, S., Nowak, M., Maitra, D., Wilms, J., Gallo, E., Hynes, R., & Plotkin, R. (2010). Fitting along the Fundamental Plane: New comparisons of jet physics across the black hole mass scale. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 6 (S275), 250-254. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921310016108