• Vortex rings in the working surface of radio jets

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      radio sources, jets; shocks; vortex rings; pinch instability

    • Abstract


      We study the effects of the presence of vortex rings surrounding a supersonic radio jet inside the cocoon of a radio lobe. We show that both the jet and the shocked ambient medium are pinched. Flow speed inside the cocoon is always close to the sonic value and it stays so by successively passing through several oblique shocks. We also discuss the possibility of the non-linear growth of the instabilities of the contact surface to explain the numerical results in the literature.

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      Sandip K. Chakrabarti1 2 3

      1. International Center for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11, Trieste - 34000, Italy
      2. Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
      3. Theoretical Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Bombay - 400 005
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