Magnetic Production of Extragalactic Jets

M. Camenzind
1990 Symposium - International astronomical union  
Relativistic jets are formed by plasma injected into the rapidly rotating magnetosphere of accretion disks. The accretion disk generates a dipolar or a quadrupolar magnetosphere which also immerses the black hole. We present self-consistent solutions for the structure of this magnetosphere based on the Grad-Schlüter-Shafranov equation for the poloidal magnetic flux. The resulting supermagnetosonic jets consist of a nested family of magnetic surfaces filled with normal plasma flowing along the
more » ... flowing along the rotational axis of the central object.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900190679 fatcat:za5innx2jndplogfjq5qxcnbqq