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Radiation from relativistic blast waves in quasars and active galactic nuclei

Blandford, R. D. and McKee, C. F. (1977) Radiation from relativistic blast waves in quasars and active galactic nuclei. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 180 (3). pp. 343-371. ISSN 0035-8711. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190521-165453629

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Abstract

An analysis is presented of the synchrotron and inverse Compton radiation that would be observed from behind a strong, relativistic, spherical shock propagating outwards through an ionized, magnetized medium. It is shown that, under a wide variety of conditions, a large fraction of the total dynamical energy can be dissipated in this manner. Details of the observed spectrum and its variation with time are computed for a selection of simple assumptions about the nature of the initial explosion, the ambient external medium and the relativistic particle spectrum.


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Blandford, R. D.0000-0002-1854-5506
Additional Information:© 1977 Royal Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1977 February 2; in original form 1976 December 13. ROB gratefully acknowledges support by a Parisot Fellowship at Berkeley, a research fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge, and partial support at Caltech under the National Science Foundation (AST75-01398 AO1]. CFM was supported in part by NSF grant AST75-02181. We thank J. Arons, A. Fabian, G. Field, and M. Rees for helpful discussions and encouragement.
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University of California, BerkeleyUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:R. D. Blandford, C. F. McKee, Radiation from relativistic blast waves in quasars and active galactic nuclei, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 180, Issue 3, 1 October 1977, Pages 343–371, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/180.3.343
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