Spectral Properties of Bright Fermi-Detected Blazars in the Gamma-Ray Band

@article{Abdo2010SpectralPO,
  title={Spectral Properties of Bright Fermi-Detected Blazars in the Gamma-Ray Band},
  author={Aous A. Abdo and Markus Ackermann and Marco Ajello and William B. Atwood and Magnus Axelsson and Luca Baldini and Jean Ballet and Guido Barbiellini and Denis Bastieri and Keith C. Bechtol and Ronaldo Bellazzini and Bijan Berenji and Roger D. Blandford and Elliott D. Bloom and Emanuele Bonamente and A. W. Borgland and Aurelien Bouvier and Johan Bregeon and Alessandro Brez and Monica Brigida and Pascal Bruel and T. H. Burnett and Sara Buson and G. A. Caliandro and R. A. Cameron and Patrizia A. Caraveo and Svenja Carrigan and Jean Marc Casandjian and Elisabetta Cavazzuti and Claudia Cecchi and O. Celik and E. Charles and A. Chekhtman and C. C. Cheung and James Chiang and Stefano Ciprini and Richard O. Claus and J. Cohen-Tanugi and Janet M. Conrad and S. Cutini and Charles D. Dermer and Alessandro De Angelis and Francesco de Palma and S. W. Digel and E. do Couto e Silva and P. Drell and Robert D. Dubois and Denis Dumora and Christian Farnier and Cecilia Favuzzi and Stephen Fegan and W. B. Focke and Pascal D. Fortin and Marco Frailis and Yasushi Fukazawa and Stefan Funk and Piergiorgio Fusco and Fabio Gargano and Dario Gasparrini and Neil A. Gehrels and Stefano Germani and Berrie Giebels and Nicola Giglietto and Paolo Giommi and Francesco Giordano and Tom Glanzman and Gary Lunt Godfrey and Isabelle A. Grenier and M.-H. Grondin and J. E. Grove and Lucas Guillemot and Sylvain Guiriec and Alice K. Harding and Richard Hartman and Morihiro Hayashida and E. Hays and Stephen E. Healey and Deirdre Horan and Rebecca E. Hughes and Miranda S. Jackson and Guðlaugur J{\'o}hannesson and A. S. Johnson and W. Neil Johnson and Tuneyoshi Kamae and Hiroyuki Katagiri and Jun Kataoka and Nobuyuki Kawai and Matthew Kerr and J{\"u}rgen Kn{\"o}dlseder and Michael Kuss and Joshua Lande and Luca Latronico and M. Lemoine-Goumard and Francesco Longo and Francesco Loparco and B. Lott and Michael N. Lovellette and Pasquale Lubrano and Grzegorz Madejski and Alexei Makeev and Mario Nicola Mazziotta and W. Mcconville and Julie Mcenery and Christine Meurer and P. F. Michelson and W. Mitthumsiri and Tsunefumi Mizuno and Alexander A Moiseev and Claudia Del Monte and M. E. Monzani and A. Morselli and Igor V. Moskalenko and Simona Murgia and P. L. Nolan and Jay Norris and Eric Nuss and Takashi Ohsugi and Nicola Omodei and E. Orlando and Jonathan F. Ormes and D. Paneque and J. H. Panetta and Damien Parent and V{\'e}ronique Pelassa and Marianna Pepe and Massimo Persic and Melissa Pesce-Rollins and F. Piron and T. A. Porter and S. Rain{\'o} and R. Rando and Massimiliano Razzano and A. Reimer and O. Reimer and Thierry Reposeur and Steven M. Ritz and L. S. Rochester and A. Y. Rodr{\'i}guez and Roger W. Romani and Markus Roth and Felix Ryde and H. F.-W. Sadrozinski and David Sanchez and Andreas A. C. Sander and P. M. Saz Parkinson and Jeffrey D. Scargle and Carmelo Sgro’ and Eric J. Siskind and David Stanley Smith and P. D. Smith and Gloria Spandre and Paolo Spinelli and Mark S. Strickman and Daniel J. Suson and Hiroyasu Tajima and Hiromitsu Takahashi and Tadayuki Takahashi and Takaaki Tanaka and Jana Thayer and John Gregg Thayer and D. J. Thompson and Luigi Tibaldo and Diego F. Torres and Gino Tosti and Andrea Tramacere and Yasunobu Uchiyama and T. L. Usher and Vlasios Vasileiou and Neils Vilchez and Massimo Villata and Vincenzo Vitale and A. P. Waite and Pengfei Wang and Brian Winer and Kent S. Wood and Tomi Ylinen and Marcus Ziegler},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={710},
  pages={1271-1285}
}
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