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A Relativistic Wind-Type Model for the Generation of VLBI Jets

  • A. Ferrari (a1), R. Rosner (a2), E. Trussoni (a3) and K. Tsinganos (a2)

Abstract

We discuss wind-type solutions for flows from accretion funnels, and show under what physical conditions such flows can become supersonic and relativistic already very ciose to the stagnation point within the funnel. The acceleration is due to radiation emitted by the funnel walls, while the location of the transonic points is also affected by the geometrical shape of the funnel's cross-section.

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