The Innermost Regions of Relativistic Jets and Their Magnetic Fields. Granada (Spain). June 10th-14th, 2013.

Vlahakis, Nektarios

Kink instability in relativistic magnetized jets.


Author list: N. Vlahakis


Nonaxisymmetric perturbations are potentially very important in magnetized jets and may significantly change their structure. Results of a linear stability analysis will be presented, and the dependence of the growth rate on the jet characteristics, such as its magnetization and magnetic pitch, will be discussed.