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Blandford-Payne mechanism

(BP process, Blandford-Payne process)
(means of by which an accretion disk can power a jet)

The Blandford-Payne mechanism (or Blandford-Payne process or BP process) is a magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) process by which an accretion disk can power a jet. The theory was developed in 1982 by Roger Blandford and David Payne, and involves the effects of rotation on magnetic field lines threaded through the disk.


(accretion disk,magnetism,jets)
Further reading:
http://www.ucolick.org/~woosley/ay220-19/lectures/lecture19.pdf
http://www.mpia.de/homes/fendt/Lehre/Lecture_JETS/lect_jets3.pdf
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1982MNRAS.199..883B/abstract

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