Magnetic fields around AGNs at large and small scales
Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory, Pushchino, Moscow region 142290, Russia, and Isaac Newton Institute Moscow Branch and Max Plank Institute für Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 69, Germany
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Accepted: 25 February 2002
The dipole structure of the magnetic field on distances ≥1 kpc from an active galactic nucleus is discussed. Two different models of the magnetic field around a supermassive black hole on the scale of the accretion disk are tested. The first model suggests a superstrong field of the order of 1010 Gauss (Kardashev [CITE]), the other one proposed by Field & Rodgers ([CITE]) predicts much lower values (~ 104 Gauss).
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: nuclei / galaxies: magnetic field
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