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Salpeter timescale

(Salpeter time)
(timescale for black hole growth)

The Salpeter timescale (or Salpeter time) is the timescale for black hole growth, based upon the Eddington limit: a growing black hole heats accretion material, which glows and is subject to the luminosity limit. The timescale is 5×107 years.


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http://academic.sun.ac.za/somerskool/2006/documents/lecture_notes/king/king_lectures.pdf

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