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Galaxies 2016, 4(4), 70; doi:10.3390/galaxies4040070

Direct Imaging of a Toroidal Magnetic Field in the Inner Jet of NRAO 150

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Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSIC, Apartado 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain
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Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, auf dem Hugel, 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
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Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Onsala Space Observatory, 43992 Onsala, Sweden
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Academic Editors: Jose L. Gómez, Alan P. Marscher and Svetlana G. Jorstad
Received: 15 July 2016 / Revised: 15 November 2016 / Accepted: 16 November 2016 / Published: 24 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blazars through Sharp Multi-wavelength Eyes)
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Abstract

Most formation models and numerical simulations cause a helical magnetic field to form, accelerate and collimate jets in active galactic nuclei (AGN). For this reason, observational direct evidence for the existence of these helical magnetic fields is of special relevance. In this work, we present ultra- high-resolution observations of the innermost regions of the jet in the quasar NRAO150. We study the polarization structure and report evidence of a helical magnetic field. View Full-Text
Keywords: jets; active galactic nuclei; galaxies; Very Long Baseline Interferometry jets; active galactic nuclei; galaxies; Very Long Baseline Interferometry
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Molina, S.N.; Agudo, I.; Gómez, J.L.; Krichbaum, T.P.; Martí-Vidal, I.; Roy, A.L. Direct Imaging of a Toroidal Magnetic Field in the Inner Jet of NRAO 150. Galaxies 2016, 4, 70.

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