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Using radiative energy losses to constrain the magnetisation and magnetic reconnection rate at the base of black hole jets

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We calculate the severe radiative energy losses which occur at the base of black hole jets using a relativistic fluid jet model, including in-situ acceleration of non-thermal leptons by magnetic reconnection. Our results demonstrate that including a self-consistent treatment of radiative energy losses is necessary to perform accurate MHD simulations of powerful jets and that jet spectra calculated via post-processing are liable to vastly overestimate the amount of non-thermal emission. If no ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/mnras/stw2609

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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University College, Oxford
Funding agency for:
Potter, W
Grant:
Junior Research Fellowship
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society More from this journal
Volume:
465
Issue:
1
Pages:
337-357
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-07
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
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pubs:653353
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uuid:d019ac35-62fa-4822-aeb0-41d8541f6656
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pubs:653353
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653353
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2016-10-21

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