Volume 517, July 2010
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||27 July 2010|
Launching of jets by cold, magnetized disks in Kerr metric
N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland e-mail: [as;firstname.lastname@example.org]
Accepted: 16 April 2010
We confirm Cao's discovery that in the vicinity of fast rotating black holes jets can be launched centrifugally by cold, magnetized disks even for nearly vertically shaped magnetic flux surfaces. Outflows produced under such extreme conditions are investigated via studying kinematics of test particles in the force-free magnetosphere approximation. Implications of a possibility of magneto-centrifugal launching of very well collimated central outflows around the fast rotating black holes are discussed in the general context of the jet formation scenarios in AGNs.
Key words: black hole physics / accretion, accretion disks / magnetic fields
© ESO, 2010
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