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Session 36 - Active Galactic Nuclei.
Display session, Tuesday, June 09
Atlas Ballroom,

[36.09] Effects of Magnetic Configuration on 3D Jets That Pass Through the Alfvén Point

A. Rosen, P. E. Hardee (U. Alabama)

We have completed a set of three-dimensional MHD simulations of jets with helical magnetic field configurations in order to examine the behavior of jets well behind the terminal shock. In all of these simulations, the jet is initially conical and the magnetic field at the inlet is sufficiently strong that the Alfvén point is within the computational domain. This transition point has previously be shown (Hardee amp; Clarke 1995) in 2D to be associated with destabilization of the flow. Differences between these configurations may assist in the analysis of jet acceleration and collimation mechanisms.

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