Plasma injection and outflow formation in Kerr black holes

N. Globus, A. Levinson

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We discuss the role plasma injection plays in the formation of outflows in Kerr spacetime. Using a model for the double flow established in the polar region of a rotating black hole, we study the interplay between the different processes that can power the outflow. In particular, we find two types of flows with distinct properties that depend on the rate at which energy is deposited in the magnetosphere. We discuss the implications of this result for gamma ray bursts outflows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages1460164 (6 pp.) -
StatePublished - 2014


  • active galaxies
  • astrophysical plasma
  • black holes
  • galactic nuclei
  • gamma-ray bursts
  • plasma magnetohydrodynamics


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