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

Zamaninasab, Mohammad

Magnetic field in the jet of 3C 454.3.


Author list: M. Zamaninasab, T. Savolainen, E. Clausen-Brown, T. Hovatta, M. L. Lister, T. P. Krichbaum, Y. Y. Kovalev, A. B. Pushkarev


I will present compelling evidence that suggest the radio emission from the jet of the quasar 3C 454.3 exhibits multiple signatures of a large-scale, ordered helical magnetic field component at a distance of hundreds of parsecs from the launching point. Our results provide observational support for magnetic jet launching models and indicate the ordered helical field component may remain stable over a large distance down the jet.