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Circular polarization in intraday variable blazars

Abstract:
We have measured Stokes IUQV of several rapidly variable and gamma-bright blazars and detected variable optical circular polarization, occasionally exceeding 1%, in 3C 279. We discuss possible origins for significant amounts of circular polarization (CP) in blazars and suggest direct CP from particles radiating in strong magnetic fields or anisotropies in the particle distribution function as the most plausible explanations.
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Journal:
PARTICLES AND FIELDS IN RADIO GALAXIES More from this journal
Volume:
250
Pages:
142-146
Publication date:
2002-01-01
Event title:
Oxford Radio Galaxy Workshop
ISBN:
1583810900
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pubs:30795
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uuid:a99687e5-2d8d-4b41-8e41-97fa22422de3
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pubs:30795
Source identifiers:
30795
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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