Relativistic stellar jets: dynamics and non-thermal radiation
Estimates on the dynamical impact of the stellar wind in low- and high-mass microquasars
Departament d’Astronomia i Meteorologia, Institut de Ciències del Cosmos (ICC), Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC-UB), Martí I Franquès 1, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Published online: 9 December 2013
Relativistic stellar jets, produced in binary systems called microquasars, propagate through media with different spatial scales releasing their energy in the form of work and radiation from radio to gamma rays. There are several medium-interaction scenarios that these jets can face. In particular, in relativistic stellar jets the presence of a star is an unavoidable element whose importance deserves to be studied. In the case of highmass stars, their powerful winds are likely to interact dynamically with the jet, but also low-mass stars in the post-main sequence phase can present dense winds that will act as an obstacle for the jet propagation. In this work, we present a semi-qualitative discussion on the importance of the star for the evolution of relativistic stellar jets.
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