TITLE

Centrifugally driven electrostatic instability in extragalactic jets

AUTHOR(S)
Osmanov, Z.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Mar2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p032901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The stability problem of the rotation-induced electrostatic wave in extragalactic jets is presented. Solving a set of equations describing dynamics of a relativistic plasma flow of active galactic nuclei (AGN) jets, an expression of the instability rate has been derived and analyzed for typical values of AGNs. The growth rate was studied versus the wavelength and the inclination angle and it has been found that the instability process is very efficient with respect to the accretion disk evolution, indicating high efficiency of the instability.
ACCESSION #
31520948

 

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