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2002ApJ...570L..13C - Astrophys. J., 570, L13-L16 (2002/May-1)

Evidence for the evolutionary sequence of blazars: different types of accretion flows in BL Lacertae objects.


Abstract (from CDS):

The limits on the mass of the black hole in 23 BL Lac objects are obtained from their luminosities of the broad emission line Hβ on the assumption that broad emission lines are emitted from clouds ionized by the radiation of the accretion disk surrounding a black hole. The distribution of line luminosity L of all these BL Lac objects suggests a bimodal nature, although this cannot be statistically proven on the basis of the present, rather small sample. We found that standard thin disks are probably in the sources with L>1041 ergs.s–1. The central black holes in these sources have masses of 108-1010 M, if the matter is accreting at the rate of 0.025M{dot}Edd. For the sources with L<1041 ergs .s–1, the accretion flows have transited from standard thin-disk type to the advection-dominated accretion flow type. The lower limits on the mass of the black hole in these sources are in the range of (1.66-24.5)x108 M. The results support the evolutionary sequence of blazars from flat-spectrum radio quasar to low-energy-peaked BL Lac object to high-energy-peaked BL Lac object.

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Journal keyword(s): Accretion, Accretion Disks - Galaxies: BL Lacertae Objects: General - Galaxies: Active

Simbad objects: 23

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