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Paper: Multiple Compton Scattering in Blazars
Volume: 159, BL Lac Phenomenon
Page: 221
Authors: Bjornsson, C.-I.
Abstract: The spectra of blazars, in particular their high frequency component, are discussed in terms of multiple Compton scattering models. When trying to account for the observed spectra, such models have several attractive features as compared to those including only a single Compton scattering. The inferred properties of both the electron distribution and magnetic field (for SSC-models) differ in several important aspects from those derived under the assumption of a single Compton scattering. Numerical solutions are shown for an SSC-model where the electrons are injected at a shock front. An analytical approximation is derived which reproduces well the numerical results.
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