Tuesday, July 9, 2013

1307.2040 (Gang Cao et al.)

Particle Acceleration And Emission Processes In Mrk 421    [PDF]

Gang Cao, Jiancheng Wang
We investigate the X-ray and $\gamma$-ray flares of Mrk 421 on 2008 June 6-15 using the synchrotron self- Compton(SSC) model with electron acceleration, in which an evident correlation between the X-ray and $\gamma$-ray bands appears, while no significant correlation between the optical and X-ray band is observed. We argue that the emission from Mrk 421 may originate from two different components. One is the steady component from the outer region that is mainly attributed to the optical band, in which the electrons are accelerated by first-order Fermi acceleration mechanism. We use a steady electron spectrum to produce the synchrotron self-Compton emission. The other is the variable component from the inner region, in which the electrons are accelerated by the stochastic acceleration process. We use the time-dependent SSC model to produce the emission from the variable component. We suggest that the flares are due to the hardening of the electron spectrum under the process of the stochastic acceleration, which leads to the hardening of the observed spectrum at the X-ray and $\gamma$-ray bands. Furthermore, we find that the energy densities of electrons and magnetic fields are near equipartition in both jet regions.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.2040

No comments:

Post a Comment