Pair Plasma Dominance in the Parsec-Scale Relativistic Jet of 3C 345

@article{Hirotani2000PairPD,
  title={Pair Plasma Dominance in the Parsec-Scale Relativistic Jet of 3C 345},
  author={K. Hirotani and S. Iguchi and M. Kimura and K. W. N. A. Observatory and Tokyo and Japan. and T. I. O. Space and A. Science and Kanagawa},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={545},
  pages={100-106}
}
  • K. Hirotani, S. Iguchi, +6 authors Kanagawa
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We investigate whether a parsec-scale jet of 3C 345 is dominated by a normal plasma or an electron-positron plasma. We present a general condition that a jet component becomes optically thick for synchrotron self-absorption by extending the method originally developed by Reynolds and coworkers. The general condition gives a lower limit of the electron number density, with the aid of the surface brightness condition, which enables us to compute the magnetic field density. Comparing the lower… CONTINUE READING
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