Jets are ubiquitous in the universe1,2. The radio jet is a beamed plasma flow with relativistic speed accelerated by a supermassive black hole in some galaxies. Recent observations of the relativistic jet in the elliptical galaxy M87 have discovered a triple-ridge sub-structure in the jet at a distance of one thousand Schwartzchild radius from the black hole 3,4. The triple-ridge structure may be the first strong evidence of the spine-sheath structure consisting of the fast spine region (jet spine) and relatively slow sheath region (jet sheath), which was hypothetically introduced to explain observational features in various unresolved relativistic jets 5,6. However, the formation mechanism of such a spine-brightened jet is quite enigmatic. Here we report that the combination of the magnetic pinching force induced by an electron-scale shear-instability called Mushroom instability7 and the high-energy electron ejections by the subsequent magnetic reconnection leads to the drastic accumulation of high-energy electrons in the center of the cylindrical jet. The concentration of high-energy electrons towards the jet center indicates the appearance of bright jet-spine as observed in M87. Thus, the electron-scale, microscopic processes would play an important role in the structure formation and generation of high-energy components in the relativistic jets.
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