Two-component jets from 3-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic jet simulations of disk winds at sub-parsec scales

Jan Staff, Nico Koning, Rachid Ouyed, Ralph Pudritz

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Abstract

We explore the effect of large scale magnetic field on the formation of two-component jets in magnetohydrodynamic disk winds simulations. Our simulations show a one-component and two-component jets develop depending on the magnetic field distribution along the surface of the accretion disk. Magnetic field configurations with the least steep gradient along the disk lead to a well defined two-component jet with the self-similar (Blandford-Payne) configuration separating the two regimes. Our results have direct implications to jets models of AGN and GRBs if indeed two-component jets emanate directly from the accretion disk. Our findings imply that a three-component jets may exist in AGN jets if one takes into account a Blandford-Znajek component in the innermost, relativistic, regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6 (2013),
Number of pages6
JournalEPJ Web of conferences
Volume61
Issue number02006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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