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The Tidal Disruption of Sun-like Stars by Massive Black Holes

  • Authors: Jamie Law-Smith, James Guillochon, and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

2019 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 882 L25.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 4.

2D slices in the orbital plane of the mass fractions of helium and carbon for a β = 4 disruption of a TAMS 1M and 3M star, at the start of the simulation and at ≈1 tdyn after pericenter. Color corresponds to the mass fraction of the element, with yellow being higher. The panels are normalized separately. The right panels in each group of four have a density cut of 10−4 g cm−3.

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