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dc.contributor.authorGralla, Samuel E.
dc.contributor.authorLupsasca, Alexandru
dc.contributor.authorStrominger, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-29T00:41:21Z
dc.date.available2016-06-29T00:41:21Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-23
dc.identifier.citationNear-horizon Kerr magnetosphere 2016, 93 (10) Physical Review Den
dc.identifier.issn2470-0010
dc.identifier.issn2470-0029
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevD.93.104041
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614950
dc.description.abstractWe exploit the near-horizon conformal symmetry of rapidly spinning black holes to determine universal properties of their magnetospheres. Analytic expressions are derived for the limiting form of the magnetosphere in the near-horizon region. The symmetry is shown to imply that the black hole Meissner effect holds for free Maxwell fields but is generically violated for force-free fields. We further show that in the extremal limit, near-horizon plasma particles are infinitely boosted relative to accretion flow. Active galactic nuclei powered by rapidly spinning black holes are therefore natural sites for high-energy particle collisions.
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation [1205550, 1506027]en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAMER PHYSICAL SOCen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevD.93.104041en
dc.rights© 2016 American Physical Societyen
dc.titleNear-horizon Kerr magnetosphereen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Physen
dc.identifier.journalPhysical Review Den
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refterms.dateFOA2018-06-20T07:19:15Z
html.description.abstractWe exploit the near-horizon conformal symmetry of rapidly spinning black holes to determine universal properties of their magnetospheres. Analytic expressions are derived for the limiting form of the magnetosphere in the near-horizon region. The symmetry is shown to imply that the black hole Meissner effect holds for free Maxwell fields but is generically violated for force-free fields. We further show that in the extremal limit, near-horizon plasma particles are infinitely boosted relative to accretion flow. Active galactic nuclei powered by rapidly spinning black holes are therefore natural sites for high-energy particle collisions.


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