A survey of X-ray emission from 100 kpc radio jets

D. A. Schwartz, H. L. Marshall, D. M. Worrall, M. Birkinshaw, E. Perlman, J. E. J. Lovell, D. Jauncey, D. Murphy, J. Gelbord, L. Godfrey, G. Bicknell

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We have completed a Chandra snapshot survey of 54 radio jets that are extended on arcsec scales. These are associated with flat spectrum radio quasars spanning a redshift range z=0.3 to 2.1. X-ray emission is detected from the jet of approximately 60% of the sample objects. We assume minimum energy and apply conditions consistent with the original Felten-Morrison calculations in order to estimate the Lorentz factors and the apparent Doppler factors. This allows estimates of the enthalpy fluxes, which turn out to be comparable to the radiative luminosities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS313 (Symposium)
Early online date24 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 313, Extragalactic jets from every angle, pp. 219-224, 4 figures


  • (galaxies:) quasars: general
  • galaxies: jets
  • X-rays: jets
  • X-rays: quasars


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