Blast-Wave Physics Model for Blazars
We apply blast-wave physics, which has been developed to understand
afterglows, to models of the spectral energy distributions of blazars.
electrons and protons are injected into the comoving plasma frame due either
of the jet plasma with the surrounding medium or due to collisions between
moving with different bulk Lorentz factors. The injected energy comes at the
the bulk internal motion of the plasma. Simplified analytic forms for the
including synchrotron self-absorption and Compton processes, are compared
with detailed numerical
simulations. The results are used to model the spectral states observed
from Mrk 501.
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On 16 Jul 1999, 09:19.