X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Emission in Blazars

  • Gabriele Ghisellini
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 175)


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.


Accretion Disk Spectral Energy Distribution Radiation Energy Density Comoving Frame High Energy Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Ghisellini
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  1. 1.Osservatorio Astronomico di TorinoPino TorineseItaly

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