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dc.contributor.authorChicone, Carmen Charleseng
dc.contributor.authorMashhoon, Bahrameng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.descriptionhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1005.1420eng
dc.description.abstractWe present a family of dynamic rotating cylindrically symmetric Ricci-flat gravitational fields whose geodesic motions have the structure of gravitomagnetic jets. These correspond to helical motions of free test particles up and down parallel to the axis of cylindrical symmetry and are reminiscent of the motion of test charges in a magnetic field. The speed of a test particle in a gravitomagnetic jet asymptotically approaches the speed of light. Moreover, numerical evidence suggests that jets are attractors. The possible implications of our results for the role of gravitomagnetism in the formation of astrophysical jets are briefly discussed.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCC was supported in part by the NSF grant DMS 0604331.eng
dc.identifier.citationarXiv:1005.1420v3eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8222eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherarXiveng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Physics and Astronomy. Physics and Astronomy publicationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjecthigh energy astrophysical phenomenaeng
dc.subject.lcshGeneral relativity (Physics)eng
dc.subject.lcshQuantum cosmologyeng
dc.subject.lcshAstrophysicseng
dc.subject.lcshParticles (Nuclear physics)eng
dc.titleGravitomagnetic Jetseng
dc.typeArticleeng


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