Affordable Access

Adiabatic expansion and magnetic fields in AGN jets

Authors
  • Pushkarev, A. B.
  • Kovalev, Y. Y.
  • Lobanov, A. P.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Dec 25, 2008
Submission Date
Dec 25, 2008
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 0812.4617
Source
arXiv
License
Yellow
External links

Abstract

Results of high-resolution simultaneous multi-frequency 8.1-15.4 GHz VLBA polarimetric observations of relativistic jets in active galactic nuclei (the MOJAVE-2 project) are analyzed. We compare characteristics of VLBI features with jet model predictions and test if adiabatic expansion is a dominating mechanism for the evolution of relativistic shocks in parsec-scale AGN jets. We also discuss magnetic field configuration, both predicted by the model and deduced from electric vector position angle measurements.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times