Qingwen Wu, Xinwu Cao, Ding-Xiong Wang
2011 Astrophysical Journal  
We investigate the correlation between 151 MHz radio luminosity, L_151MHz, and jet power, P_jet, for a sample of low-power radio galaxies, of which the jet power is estimated from X-ray cavities. The jet power for a sample of FR I radio galaxies is estimated with the derived empirical correlation. We find that P_jet/L_Edd is positively correlated with Lx(2-10 keV)/L_Edd for FR Is, where L_Edd is the Eddington luminosity and Lx(2-10 keV) is 2-10 keV X-ray luminosity. We calculate the jet power
more » ... a hybrid model, as a variant of Blandford-Znajek model proposed by Meier, based on the global solution of the advection-dominated accretion flow (ADAF) surrounding a Kerr black hole (BH). Our model calculations suggest that the maximal jet power is a function of mass accretion rate and the black hole spin parameter j. The hard X-ray emission is believed to be mainly from the ADAFs in FR Is, and the mass accretion rate is therefore constrained with the X-ray emission in our ADAF model calculations. We find that the dimensionless angular momentum of BH j>~0.9 is required in order to reproduce the observed relation of P_jet/L_Edd-Lx(2-10 keV)/L_Edd for FR Is. Our conclusion will be strengthened if part of the X-ray emission is contributed by the jets. Our results suggest that BHs in FR I radio galaxies are rapidly spinning, which are almost not affected by the uncertainty of the black hole mass estimates.
doi:10.1088/0004-637x/735/1/50 fatcat:limvkc4v7na2jprdhtv7w4zqka