What powers cosmic accelerators?

By nitssia
January 14, 2019

Researchers from the High Energy Density Science division at SLAC have unveiled a new mechanism that could power the acceleration of the most energetic particles in the universe in the jets of supermassive black holes.

 

Read more about this research here https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2018-12-13-tangled-magnetic-fields-power-cosmic-particle-accelerators.aspx and in the links below.

 

Article published in Physical Review Letters

https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.245101

 

APS Physics Focus

https://physics.aps.org/articles/v11/130

 

Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/meriameberboucha/2018/12/26/spaghetti-magnetic-fields-might-be-powering-cosmic-particle-accelerators/#293b0d83510b