On the connection between radio jet morphology and accretion disk state

Thomas J. Maccarone, Annalisa Celotti

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Abstract

We present a unified model for the formation of jets in X-ray binaries and active galactic nuclei. It has been previously shown that the dividing line between FR I and FR II galaxies in luminosity occurs at the same luminosity as the dividing line between gas-pressure and radiation-pressure dominated disks. We combine past results showing that the scale heights for the corona of 'low state' flows tend to be larger than those for radiation pressure dominated disks and that pair production should occur when coronal photons enter a relativistic proto-jet to show that, for reasonable assumptions, the jets of FR I galaxies will be dynamically dominated by pairs while the jets of FR II systems will be dynamically dominated by protons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-691
Number of pages3
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Volume47
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003

Keywords

  • Accretion discs
  • Galaxies: jets
  • X-rays: binaries

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