On the Detectability of Dual Jets from Binary Black Holes

  title={On the Detectability of Dual Jets from Binary Black Holes},
  author={Philipp Moesta and D. Alic and Luciano Rezzolla and Olindo Zanotti and Carlos Palenzuela},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We revisit the suggestion that dual jets can be produced during the inspiral and merger of supermassive black holes when these are immersed in a force-free plasma threaded by a uniform magnetic field. By performing independent calculations of the late inspiral and merger, and by computing the electromagnetic (EM) emission in a way which is consistent with estimates using the Poynting flux, we show that a dual-jet structure is present but energetically subdominant with respect to a non… Expand

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