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Kelvin-helmholtz instabilities and particle acceleration in jets

  • S. Massaglia
  • M. Micono
  • N. Zurlo
  • A. Ferrari
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 530)

Abstract

We calculate the temporal evolution of distributions of relativistic electrons subject to synchrotron and adiabatic processes and Fermi-like acceleration in shocks. The shocks result from Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in the jet. Shock formation and particle acceleration are treated in a self-consistent way by means of a numerical hydrocode.

Keywords

Spectral Index Particle Acceleration Relativistic Particle Adiabatic Process Shock Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Massaglia
    • 1
  • M. Micono
    • 1
  • N. Zurlo
    • 1
  • A. Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica Generale dell’UniversitàTorinoItaly

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