Kink instability of relativistic force-free jets

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A non-linear equation is found that describes helical equilibrium of relativistic force-free flows. Linear stability of the axisymmetrical jet with respect to helical perturbations is investigated. The growth rate of the kink instability is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1006-1010
Number of pages5
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Galaxies: jets
  • Instabilities
  • MHD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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