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Modeling Polarized Emission from Black Hole Jets: Application to M87 Core Jet

Department of Astrophysics, The Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Radboud University, P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Academic Editors: Emmanouil Angelakis and Jose L. Gómez
Galaxies 2017, 5(3), 54;
Received: 18 August 2017 / Revised: 11 September 2017 / Accepted: 13 September 2017 / Published: 19 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polarised Emission from Astrophysical Jets)
We combine three-dimensional general-relativistic numerical models of hot, magnetized Advection Dominated Accretion Flows around a supermassive black hole and the corresponding outflows from them with a general relativistic polarized radiative transfer model to produce synthetic radio images and spectra of jet outflows. We apply the model to the underluminous core of M87 galaxy. The assumptions and results of the calculations are discussed in context of millimeter observations of the M87 jet launching zone. Our ab initio polarized emission and rotation measure models allow us to address the constrains on the mass accretion rate onto the M87 supermassive black hole. View Full-Text
Keywords: black holes; jets; polarized emission; GRMHD simulations black holes; jets; polarized emission; GRMHD simulations
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Mościbrodzka, M. Modeling Polarized Emission from Black Hole Jets: Application to M87 Core Jet. Galaxies 2017, 5, 54.

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