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Entrainment and Deceleration of Relativistic Jets

  • Paola Rossi
  • Gianluigi Bodo
  • Silvano Massaglia
  • Attilio Ferrari
  • Andrea Mignone

Abstract

Extragalactic radio sources are separated in two classes according to their specific luminosity: Fanaroff-Riley I and II. The origin of this dichotomy can be due either to intrinsec different properties of the AGN or to interaction of the jet with different enviroments. We assume that jets are always relativistic and supersonic close to their source, as recent observations suggest, and we explore the conditions in which the jets decelerate assuming FR I morphology. We have carried out high resolution 3D simulations for a set of parameters and in this paper we concentrate our discussion on two extreme cases.

Keywords

relativistic jet FR I morphology 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola Rossi
    • 1
  • Gianluigi Bodo
    • 1
  • Silvano Massaglia
    • 2
  • Attilio Ferrari
    • 2
    • 3
  • Andrea Mignone
    • 3
  1. 1.INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di TorinoItaly
  2. 2.Università degli Studi di TorinoItaly
  3. 3.University of ChicagoUSA

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