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Parallel electric fields in extragalactic jets - Double layers and anomalous resistivity in symbiotic relationshipsAfter examining the properties of Coulomb-collision resistivity, anomalous (collective) resistivity, and double layers, a hybrid anomalous-resistivity/double-layer model is introduced. In this model, beam-driven waves on both sides of a double layer provide electrostatic plasma-wave turbulence that greatly reduces the mobility of charged particles. These regions then act to hold open a density cavity within which the double layer resides. In the double layer, electrical energy is dissipated with 100 percent efficiency into high-energy particles, creating conditions optimal for the collective emission of polarized radio waves.
Document ID
19860063247
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Borovsky, J. E. (Los Alamos National Laboratory NM, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 15, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1
Volume: 306
ISSN: 0004-637X
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
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