Sokolovskiy, Kirill V. (2010). Multi-frequency study of relativistic jets in active galactic nuclei. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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The thesis at hand presents the results of multi-frequency Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations of jets associated with active galactic nuclei. The results are discussed in the context of broad-band jet emission models and used to constrain physical properties of the parsec-scale core -- inner part of the jet which is likely related to the observed high-energy emission. The analysis of the frequency-dependent core position shift supports interpretation of the parsec-core as the integral part of the jet; the observed core position is determined by opacity. Synchrotron self-absorption is found to be the dominating opacity mechanism in the observed sources. A comparison between radio sources possessing jets aligned closely to the line of sight with those aligned at large angles to it supports the idea that the bright extragalactic gamma-ray sources are associated with jets affected by relativistic beaming.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Sokolovskiy, Kirill V.ksokolov@mpifr-bonn.mpg.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-41355
Date: December 2010
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences > Department of Physics > Institute of Physics I
Subjects: Physics
Date of oral exam: 1 February 2011
NameAcademic Title
Shao, YapingProf. Dr.
Eckart, AndreasProf. Dr.
Zensus, J. AntonProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes


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