Recollimation shocks in relativistic jets

DOI: 
10.1142/S021827181844011X
Publication date: 
01/01/2018
Main author: 
Martí, José M.
IAA authors: 
Gómez, José L.;Fuentes, Antonio
Authors: 
Martí, José M.;Perucho, Manel;Gómez, José L.;Fuentes, Antonio
Journal: 
International Journal of Modern Physics D
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
27
Pages: 
1844011
Abstract: 
Recollimation shocks (RS) appear associated with relativistic flows propagating through pressure mismatched atmospheres. Astrophysical scenarios invoking the presence of such shocks include jets from AGNs and X-ray binaries and GRBs. We shall start reviewing the theoretical background behind the structure of RS in overpressured jets. Next, basing on numerical simulations, we will focus on the properties of RS in relativistic steady jets threaded by helical magnetic fields depending on the dominant type of energy. Synthetic radio maps from the simulation of the synchrotron emission for a selection of models in the context of parsec-scale extragalactic jets will also be discussed.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2018IJMPD..2744011M/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2018IJMPD..2744011M
Keywords: 
Galaxies: active;galaxies: jets;magnetohydrodynamics;methods: numerical;shock waves;radiation mechanisms: nonthermal;02.60.Cb;47.40.−x;95.30.Gv;95.30.Lz;95.30.Qd;95.30.Sf;98.54.Aj;98.54.Cm;98.54.Gr;Numerical simulation;solution of equations;Radiation mechanisms;polarization;Hydrodynamics;Magnetohydrodynamics and plasmas;Relativity and gravitation;Quasars;Active and peculiar galaxies and related systems;Radio galaxies