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General Relativistic Magnetoionic Theory

Broderick, Avery and Blandford, Roger (2003) General Relativistic Magnetoionic Theory. Astrophysics and Space Science, 288 (1-2). pp. 161-173. ISSN 0004-640X. doi:10.1023/B:ASTR.0000005003.18358.b9.

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We have developed methods for tracing rays and performing radiative transfer through a magneto active plasma in a general relativistic environment. The two electromagnetic plasma modes propagate differently due to a combination of dispersive and gravitational effects. We have found that, when given an appropriate environment surrounding the central black hole, it is indeed possible to generate a significant degree of circular polarisation without an appreciable amount of linear polarisation due to these effects alone.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. The authors would like thank Eric Agol for a number of useful conversations and comments regarding this work. This has been supported by NASA grants 5-2837 and 5-12032.
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Subject Keywords:Black Hole; Circular Polarisation; Ordinary Mode; Magnetoactive Plasma; General Relativistic Effect
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