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2000A&A...363..455P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 363, 455-475 (2000/11-2)

Wind-type outflows in Seyfert 1 active nuclei.


Abstract (from CDS):

A sub-relativistic, thermal wind-type flow could represent the physical connection between the central engine and other observed components of the central region, such as the Broad Line Region (BLR) and X-ray/UV absorbers. Observational clues as to the existence of such outflows in radio-quiet Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) are provided, for instance, by blue shifted absorption lines in Seyferts and Broad Absorption Line Quasi Stellar Objects (BAL QSOs). We study a model for wind-type flows in Seyfert 1s and explore the physical conditions of the outflowing gas, taking into account explicitly both heating and cooling processes, including Compton interaction with radiation. A distributed heating source along the wind way turns out to be necessary for this nuclear wind existence and restrictions on physical parameters to obtain a reasonable wind model in the AGN context are identified; we also allow for externally originated mass loading of the wind.

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Journal keyword(s): hydrodynamics - plasmas - radiation mechanisms: thermal - galaxies: active - galaxies: Seyfert

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