Jets on all scales

Amir Levinson*

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Abstract

A brief overview of jets and their central drivers is presented, with a focus on accreting black hole systems. In particular, scaling relations that elucidate some basic properties of the engines are derived, and the implications for the associated outflows are discussed. The kinematics and dynamics of relativistic jets in various systems and the dissipation of their bulk energy is considered, with an emphasis on consequences of recent observations. Also considered is the interaction of the jets with their environment. Comments on multi-messenger probes are made at the end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-657
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Jets
  • blazars
  • gamma-ray bursts
  • microquasars

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