Accession Number : ADA194100

Title :   A Study of Mechanisms Producing Astrophysical Jets.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Jul 87-16 Mar 88,

Corporate Author : INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS RAMEY (PUERTO RICO)

Personal Author(s) : Turner, Kenneth C

PDF Url : ADA194100

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : During this study, Innovative Systems review the current situation regarding astrophysical jets, with emphasis on their acceleration process. Jets on both galactic and stellar scales are contrasted, and a common geometrical model for these phenomena is presented. After the presentation of a number of currently puzzling problems, a two-year research program is outlined, whose aim is to further understand the acceleration of material to relativistic velocities in nature on various scales. Keywords: Astrophysical jets, Relativistic jets, Acceleration processes, Plasma physics.

Descriptors :   *PLASMA JETS, *ASTROPHYSICS, ACCELERATION, GALAXIES, GEOMETRY, MODELS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), SCALE, STARS, VELOCITY, RELATIVITY THEORY

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE