TITLE

Modeling the April 1997 flare of Mkn 501

AUTHOR(S)
Mu¨cke, A.; Protheroe, R. J.
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 515 Issue 1, p149
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The April 1997 giant flare of Mkn 501 is modelled by a stationary Synchrotron-Proton-Blazar model. Our derived model parameters are consistent with X-ray-to-TeV-data in the flare state and diffusive shock acceleration of e[sup -] and p in a Kolmogorov/Kraichnan turbulence spectrum. While the merging pair-synchrotron cascade spectra initiated by photons from π[sup 0]-decay and electrons from π[sup ±]→μ[sup ±]→e[sup ±]-decay turn out to be relatively featureless, μ[sup ±] and p synchrotron radiation and their cascade radiation produce a double-humped spectral energy distribution. For the present model we find p synchrotron radiation to dominate the TeV emission, while the contribution from the synchrotron radiation of the pairs, produced by the high energy hump, is only minor. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6028271

 

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