|Autors: Stefanov, I. Z.|
Title: Confronting models for the high-frequency QPOs with Lense–Thirring precession
Keywords: accretion, accretion discs – relativistic processes – stars: black holes –X-rays:
Abstract: Quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) have been observed in the power-density spectra (PDS) of some low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) containing a black hole. The two major groups of QPOs – low-frequency (LF) and high-frequency (HF) – have rather different properties. That is why they are usually studied separately. In the literature, one can find a large number of models for the HF QPOs but not so many for the LF ones. HF QPOs have attracted significant research efforts due to their potential to provide indispensable information for the properties of the black hole, for its accretion disc and for strong field gravity in general. However, in order to interpret the data for the HF QPOs of the observed objects, we have to fix a model. Here, we propose a simple test which could allow us to sift the models. The test is based on five rather general assumptions concerning the nature of the central object and the mechanism for the generation of the LF QPOs.
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