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2014MNRAS.438.2980C - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 438, 2980-2994 (2014/March-2)

Modelling the broad Fe Kα reverberation in the AGN NGC 4151.

CACKETT E.M., ZOGHBI A., REYNOLDS C., FABIAN A.C., KARA E., UTTLEY P. and WILKINS D.R.

Abstract (from CDS):

The recent detection of X-ray reverberation lags, especially in the Fe Kα line region, around active galactic nuclei (AGN) has opened up the possibility of studying the time-resolved response (reflection) of hard X-rays from the accretion disc around supermassive black holes. Here, we use general relativistic transfer functions for reflection of X-rays from a point source located at some height above the black hole to study the time lags expected as a function of frequency and energy in the Fe Kα line region. We explore the models and the dependence of the lags on key parameters such as the height of the X-ray source, accretion disc inclination, black hole spin and black hole mass. We then compare these models with the observed frequency- and energy-dependence of the Fe Kα line lag in NGC 4151. Assuming the optical reverberation mapping mass of 4.6x107M, we get a best fit to the lag profile across the Fe Kα line in the frequency range (1-2)x10^- 5^ Hz for an X-ray source located at a height h = 7^+2.9_-2.6 R_G with a maximally spinning black hole and an inclination i < 30°.

Abstract Copyright: © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - galaxies: active - galaxies: Seyfert - X-rays: galaxies - X-rays: individual: NGC 4151

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