Activation of the Blandford-Znajek mechanism in collapsing stars

@inproceedings{Komissarov2009ActivationOT,
  title={Activation of the Blandford-Znajek mechanism in collapsing stars},
  author={Serguei S. Komissarov and Maxim V. Barkov},
  year={2009}
}
Collapse of massive stars may result in formation of accreting black holes in their interior. The accreting stellar matter may advect substantial magnetic flux onto the black hole and promote release of its rotational energy via magnetic stresses (the BlandfordZnajek mechanism). In this paper we explore whether this process can explain the stellar… CONTINUE READING