Corpus ID: 18775959

Jet-environment interactions in FRI radio galaxies

@article{Laing2007JetenvironmentII,
  title={Jet-environment interactions in FRI radio galaxies},
  author={Robert A. Laing and A. H. Bridle Eso Garching and Nrao - Charlottesville},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2007}
}
There is now unequivocal evidence that the jets in FR I radio galaxies are initially relativistic, decelerating flows. On the assumption that they are axisymmetric and intrinsically symmetrical (a good approximation close to the nucleus), we can make models of their geometry, velocity, emissivity and field structure whose parameters can be determined by fitting to deep VLA observations. Mass entrainment - either from stellar mass loss within the jet volume or via a boundary layer at the jet… Expand

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