Neutron model for the formation of AGN jets with Cetral Radio Gap

  • F B Sigalo
  • M A Briggs-Kamara


In this work, there has been an attempt to explain the formation of jets in some radio sources with gaps at their centers using the neutron “production-to-decay” process. The jet-light-up point is taken to coincide with the end of the lifetime of the neutrons. Calculated intrinsic opening angles for the jets of the selected Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) sources have a correlation with the observed opening angles for those sources. There appear to be loose anti-correlation between jet-opening-angle and the neutron density number, making it difficult to confirm the luminosity connection.

Keywords: Active galactic nuclei, radio sources with jets, neutron deca

Nigerian Journal of Physics Vol. 18 (1) 2006: pp. 53-58

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