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Radiative Signatures of Parsec-Scale Magnetised Jets

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Institut für Theoretische Physik, Goethe Universität, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, D-60438 Frankfurt, Germany
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Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121 Bonn, Germany
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Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Ruth-Moufang-Strasse 1, 60438 Frankfurt, Germany
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Academic Editors: Emmanouil Angelakis, Markus Boettcher and Jose L. Gómez
Galaxies 2017, 5(4), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies5040073
Received: 18 September 2017 / Revised: 1 November 2017 / Accepted: 2 November 2017 / Published: 6 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polarised Emission from Astrophysical Jets)
Relativistic jets are launched from the immediate vicinity of black holes and can reach kilo-parsec scales. During their evolution from the smallest to the largest scales, they encounter different physical conditions (e.g., ambient configurations and magnetic fields) which can modify their morphology and dynamics. Using state-of-the-art relativistic magneto-hydrodynamical simulations and ray-tracing algorithms, we model the dynamics of jets along with their radiation microphysics, investigating the impact of magnetisation on the jet dynamics and the observed emission. During the post-processing procedure we account for the properties of the observing array (sparse uv-plane) and the imaging algorithm, enabling a more direct comparison between simulations and ground-or space-based very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) observations. The different jet models can be distinguished from the reconstructed radio images. View Full-Text
Keywords: relativistic jets; special relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics; non-thermal emission; VLBI relativistic jets; special relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics; non-thermal emission; VLBI
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Fromm, C.M.; Porth, O.; Younsi, Z.; Mizuno, Y.; De Laurentis, M.; Olivares, H.; Rezzolla, L. Radiative Signatures of Parsec-Scale Magnetised Jets. Galaxies 2017, 5, 73.

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