Blandford–Znajek jets in galaxy formation simulations: method and implementation

@article{Talbot2020BlandfordZnajekJI,
  title={Blandford–Znajek jets in galaxy formation simulations: method and implementation},
  author={Rosie Y. Talbot and Martin A. Bourne and Debora Sijacki},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2020}
}
Jets launched by active galactic nuclei (AGN) are believed to play a significant role in shaping the properties of galaxies and provide an energetically viable mechanism through which galaxies can become quenched. Here we present a novel AGN feedback model, which we have incorporated into the AREPO code, that evolves the black hole mass and spin as the accretion flow proceeds through a thin $\alpha$-disc which we self-consistently couple to a Blandford-Znajek jet. We apply our model to the… Expand
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