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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

JETS LAUNCHING RAIDUS IN LOW-POWERED RADIO-LOUD AGNS IN ADVECTION-DOMINATED ACCRETION FLOWS

Abstract

Using our theory for the production of relativistic outflows (e.g., Le & Becker 2005), we estimate the jet launching radius and the inferred mass accretion rate for 52 low-power radio-loud AGNs based on the observed jet powers. Our analysis indicates that (1) a significant fraction of the accreted energy is required to convert the accreted mass to relativistic energy particles towards the production of the jets near the event horizon, (2) the jets launching radius moves radially toward the horizon as the mass accretion rate or jets power increases, and (3) jet/outflow formation cuts off beyond 44 gravitational radii.

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