Electromagnetic models of extragalactic jets

M. Lisanti, R. Blandford

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Relativistic jets may be confined by large-scale, anisotropic electromagnetic stresses that balance isotropic particle pressure and disordered magnetic field. A class of axisymmetric equilibrium jet models will be described and their radiative properties outlined under simple assumptions. The partition of the jet power between electromagnetic and mechanical forms and the comoving energy density between particles and magnetic field will be discussed. Current carrying jets may be recognized by their polarization patterns. Progress and prospects for measuring this using VLBI and GLAST observations will be summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFirst GLAST Symposium
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 5 2007Feb 8 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


  • Galaxies: Jets
  • Galaxies: Magnetic fields
  • Radiation mechanisms: Non-thermal


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