Kelvin-helmholtz instabilities and particle acceleration in jets
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.
KeywordsSpectral Index Particle Acceleration Relativistic Particle Adiabatic Process Shock Formation
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