Exploring the role of jets in X-ray binaries and low-luminosity AGN

S. Markoff, M. Nowak, H. Falcke, T. Maccarone, R. Fender

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While we know jets play an active role in both the emission and dynamics of active galactic nuclei, the extent of their contribution to the high-energy spectra of X-ray binaries (XRBs) and low-luminosity AGN (LLAGN) is not yet constrained. Synchrotron radiation from a jet has been shown capable of explaining the broadband hard state emission of XRBs, as well as the radio/X-ray correlations seen now in several sources. We discuss the trends in our model parameters from fitting a number of stellar and galactic sources, some of which we find to be dominated in the hard X-rays by inverse Compton, and what we can infer about the relationship of the jet to the corona/disk. For XRBs, we present some ideas about why the optically thick-to-thin turnover in the hard state seems to always occur in the same frequency range. Finally, we discuss the effect of the jet being misaligned from the outer disk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
StatePublished - Jun 2004


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