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Record 5 of 8358
Electromagnetic jets from compact objects
External Online Source: doi:10.1086/165664
Author and Affiliation:
Michel, F. Curtis(Rice University, Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: The possibility that at least some astrophysical jets are initially electromagnetic in origin is examined. Subsequent pick-up of ionization would convert such electromagnetic jets into hydrodynamic jets. In such a model, relativistic outflow is formed into highly collimated beams simply through the interaction with the surrounding medium. Forming jets under such general circumstances is encouraging in view of the range of scales that appear to be involved. The overall properties of such jets are largely determined by a single dimensionless parameter: the characteristic electrostatic potential drop rewritten as a particle Lorentz factor. Consequently, the determination of any one observable, such as the total power output, also determines the particle energy scale, the electromagnetic field strengths, etc.
Publication Date: Oct 15, 1987
Document ID:
19880026605
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A13832
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1 (ISSN 0004-637X); 321; 714-720
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAGW-379
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Rice Univ.; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ENERGETIC PARTICLES; GALACTIC NUCLEI; INTERSTELLAR MATTER; RADIO JETS (ASTRONOMY); RADIO SOURCES (ASTRONOMY); CHARGED PARTICLES; COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; FLUX (RATE); LORENTZ FORCE; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC FLOW
Imprint And Other Notes: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1 (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 321, Oct. 15, 1987, p. 714-720.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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