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2006MNRAS.368.1001L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 368, 1001-1015 (2006/May-3)

Evolutionary unification in composite active galactic nuclei.


Abstract (from CDS):

In this paper, we present an evolutionary unification scenario, involving supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and starbursts (SBs) with outflow (OF), that seems capable of explaining most of the observational properties (of at least part) of active galactic nuclei (AGN).

The scenario includes a nuclear/circumnuclear SB closely associated with the AGN where the narrow-line region (NLR), broad-line region (BLR) and broad absorption line (BAL) region are produced in part by the OF process with shells and in compact supernova remnants (cSNRs).

The OF process in BAL quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) with extreme infrared (IR) and Feii emission is studied. In addition, the Feii problem regarding the BLR of AGN is analysed. The correlations between the BAL, IR emission, Feii intensity and the intrinsic properties of the AGN are not clearly understood. We suggest here that the behaviour of the BAL, IR and Feii emission in AGN can be understood within an evolutionary and composite model for AGN.

In our model, strong BAL systems and Feii emission are present (and intense) in young IR objects. Parameters like the BALs, IR emission, Feii/Hβ intensity ratio, Feii equivalent width (EW), broad-line width, [Oiii]λ5007-Å intensity and width, NLR size, X-ray spectral slope in radio quiet (RQ) AGN plus lobe separation, and lobe to core intensity ratio in radio loud (RL) AGN are proposed to be fundamentally time-dependent variables inside time-scales of the order of 108 yr. Orientation/obscuration effects take the role of a second parameter providing the segregation between Seyfert 1/Seyfert 2 galaxies (Sy1/Sy2) and broad-/narrow-line radio galaxies (BLRG/NLRG).

Abstract Copyright: 2006 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2006 RAS

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: interactions - quasars: absorption lines - galaxies: starburst

CDS comments: In Intro. : IRAS 0759+6559 is probably a misprint for IRAS 07598+6508.

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