Jets at Birth and Death

  • D. Lynden-BellEmail author
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 414)


The collimation of jets by magnetic fields is shown to need external pressure which, due to the stabilised pinch effect, may be considerably less than the magnetic pressure at the core of the jet, but must then operate over a much larger area. This article concentrates on the extreme situation where magnetism dominates within the jet.


Field Line Accretion Disk Magnetic Energy Very Long Baseline Interferometry Differential Rotation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Clare CollegeCambridgeUK

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