A role of the boundary shear layer in modeling of large scale jets

Ł. Stawarz, M. Ostrowski
2003 New astronomy reviews (Print)  
We discuss a role of the boundary shear layer of large scale jets for their observed multiwavelength emission. We consider a simple mechanism of a turbulent particle acceleration acting within such regions as an alternative mechanism with respect to the standard approaches involving internal shocks in the jet. We show, that under simple assumptions the boundary layer acceleration can provide very high energy electrons possibly generating the X-ray emission observed by Chandra from some large scale jets in powerful radiogalaxies.
doi:10.1016/s1387-6473(03)00085-x fatcat:msodwkipx5cmbgqosc4u7kkmr4