Stellar-Mass Black Holes and Ultraluminous X-ray Sources

R. Fender, T. Belloni
2012 Science  
We review the likely population, observational properties, and broad implications of stellar-mass black holes and ultraluminous x-ray sources. We focus on the clear empirical rules connecting accretion and outflow that have been established for stellar-mass black holes in binary systems in the past decade and a half. These patterns of behavior are probably the keys that will allow us to understand black hole feedback on the largest scales over cosmological time scales.
doi:10.1126/science.1221790 pmid:22859481 fatcat:axz3byy2wnfulhptiyxvyynupm