Direct Imaging of a Toroidal Magnetic Field in the Inner Jet of NRAO 150
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

Most formation models and numerical simulations cause a helical magnetic field to form, accelerate and collimate jets in active galactic nuclei (AGN). For this reason, observational direct evidence for the existence of these helical magnetic fields is of special relevance. In this work, we present ultra-high-resolution observations of the innermost regions of the jet in the quasar NRAO150. We study the polarization structure and report evidence of a helical magnetic field.

3c-120

frequencies

vlbi

active galactic nuclei

polarization

faraday-rotation

gradients

base-line interferometry

Författare

Sol N. Molina

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucía (IAA)

Ivan Agudo

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucía (IAA)

Jose L. Gomez

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucía (IAA)

Thomas P. Krichbaum

Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie

Ivan Marti-Vidal

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium

Alan L. Roy

Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie

GALAXIES

2075-4434 (ISSN)

Vol. 4 4 Art. no. 70-

Ämneskategorier

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

DOI

10.3390/galaxies4040070

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