Radiatively-driven general relativistic jets

Mukesh K. Vyas, Indranil Chattopadhyay

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We use moment formalism of relativistic radiation hydrodynamics to obtain equations of motion of radial jets and solve them using polytropic equation of state of the relativistic gas. We consider curved space-time around black holes and obtain jets with moderately relativistic terminal speeds. In addition, the radiation field from the accretion disc, is able to induce internal shocks in the jet close to the horizon. Under combined effect of thermal as well as radiative driving, terminal speeds up to 0.75 (units of light speed) are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12
JournalJournal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Black holes
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Jets and outflows
  • Radiation hydrodynamics
  • Shocks


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