Magnetohydrodynamic Flows in Accretion Disks and Jets

  • R. V. E. Lovelace
  • C. M. Mobarry
  • J. Contopoulos
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 156)


The ordered magnetic fields in accretion disks around black-holes and stars may have a direct role in the formation of the narrow jets seen in many extra-galactic radio sources and infra-red bipolar sources. An overview is given of recent theoretical work on magnetohydrodrynamics of accretion disks and on the magnetic mechanism for the formation and collimation of narrow jets.


Accretion Disk Virial Equation Isothermal Case Adiabatic Case Poynting Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. V. E. Lovelace
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • C. M. Mobarry
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Contopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Department of AstronomyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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