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MHD mechanisms for jet formation

Abstract:

I will discuss several issues related to the acceleration and collimation of jets from AGNs. Hydromagnetic stresses provide the best bet both for accelerating relativistic flows And for providing a certain amount of initial collimation. However, there are limits to how much self-collimation can be achieved without the help of an external pressurised medium. Moreover, existing models which postulate highly organized poloidal magnetic flux over much of the flow may be unrealistic. Instead, a la...

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Begelman, MC More by this author
Volume:
250
Pages:
1-9
Publication date:
2002
URN:
uuid:45cb6abc-8102-411c-9563-dae256c23868
Source identifiers:
23494
Local pid:
pubs:23494
ISBN:
1-58381-090-0

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