Radio Lobe Dynamics and the Environment of Microquasars


We argue that, when compared to AGNs in dynamical terms, microquasars are found in low density, low pressure environments. Using a simple analytic model, we discuss radio lobe dynamics and emission. Dynamical considerations for GRS 1915+105 and GRO J1655−40 show that they are located in ISM densities well below the canonical nISM ∼ 1 cm −3 unless the jets are unusually narrow or much more powerful than currently believed.

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@inproceedings{Heinz2002RadioLD, title={Radio Lobe Dynamics and the Environment of Microquasars}, author={Sebastian Heinz}, year={2002} }