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Paper: Unifying all Blazars
Volume: 159, BL Lac Phenomenon
Page: 351
Authors: Fossati, G.; Celotti, A.; Ghisellini, G.; Maraschi, L.
Abstract: We propose a new physical model for the unification of all Blazars, moving from a systematic study of their broad band spectral properties. The continuity of properties among different classes of sources and the systematic trends of the SEDs as a function of luminosity favor a unified view of the blazar phenomenon: a single parameter, related to luminosity, seems to govern the physical properties and radiation mechanisms in the relativistic jets present in BL Lac objects as well as in FSRQ. The general implications of this unified scheme are discussed, in the light also of a detailed theoretical analysis, based on fitting continuum models to the individual spectra of most gamma-ray blazars.
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