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Title A model for predicting extragalactic jet lifetimes
Abstract In this letter, we propose a model to explain the disintegration of extragalactic jets and to predict the associated timescale. The model assumes that a jet is current and charge neutral as well as collimated at its source; however, the forward electron current gradually decays producing a magnetic field transverse to the direction of jet propagation. This growing transverse magnetic field eventually causes the jet to disintegrate.
Organisation SSTD , STFC , PPD-CfCP
Keywords SSTD 2009-2010
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Journal Article J Plasma Phys 76, no. 2 (2010): 129-134. doi:10.1017/S0022377809990730 2010
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