X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Emission in Blazars
More than 50 sources have been detected by EGRET in 4 years of operations (e.g. von Montigny et al. 1995). Almost all of them show the violent characteristics typical of blazars, such as superluminal motions, strong radio emission mainly produced in a flat spectrum core and large amplitude variability at all frequencies. Interestingly, optical polarization does not seem to be required, since more than 1/3 of the detected sources are less than 3% polarized.
KeywordsAccretion Disk Spectral Energy Distribution Radiation Energy Density Comoving Frame High Energy Emission
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