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Linkage between accretion disks and blazars

Bicknell, Geoffrey; Li, Jianke

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The magnetic field in an accretion disk is estimated assuming that all of the angular momentum within prescribed accretion disk radii is removed by a jet. The magnetic field estimated at the base of the jet is extrapolated to the blazar emission region using a model for a relativistic axisymmetric jet combined with some simplifying assumptions based on the relativistic nature of the flow. The extrapolated magnetic field is compared with estimates based upon the synchrotron and inverse Compton...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34436
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science
DOI: 10.1007/s10509-007-9582-9

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