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Galaxies 2016, 4(4), 59; doi:10.3390/galaxies4040059

Consequences of Proton Acceleration in Blazar Jets

Physics Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 10679, Greece
Academic Editors: Jose L. Gómez, Alan P. Marscher and Svetlana G. Jorstad
Received: 5 September 2016 / Revised: 15 October 2016 / Accepted: 18 October 2016 / Published: 2 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blazars through Sharp Multi-wavelength Eyes)
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Abstract

Hadronic models of blazar emission constitute an interesting alternative to the more popular leptonic ones. Using the BL Lac object Mrk 421 as a characteristic example, we present two distinct ways of modeling the spectral energy distribution of blazars in the hadronic context, and we discuss the predictions of each variant on the spectral shape, the multi-wavelength variability, the cosmic-ray flux, and the high-energy neutrino emission. Focusing on the latter, we then present an application of the hadronic model to individual BL Lacs that were recently suggested to be the counterparts of some of the IceCube neutrinos. View Full-Text
Keywords: astroparticle physics; neutrinos; radiation mechanisms: non-thermal; galaxies: BL Lac objects astroparticle physics; neutrinos; radiation mechanisms: non-thermal; galaxies: BL Lac objects
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