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2017MNRAS.464.1762L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 464, 1762-1770 (2017/January-2)

Infrared polarimetry of Mrk 231: scattering off hot dust grains in the central core.

LOPEZ-RODRIGUEZ E., PACKHAM C., JONES T.J., SIEBENMORGEN R., ROCHE P.F., LEVENSON N.A., ALONSO-HERRERO A., PERLMAN E., ICHIKAWA K., RAMOS ALMEIDA C., GONZALEZ-MARTIN O., NIKUTTA R., MARTINEZ-PAREDEZ M., SHENOY D., GORDON M.S. and TELESCO C.M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present high-angular (0.17-0.35 arcsec) resolution imaging polarimetric observations of Mrk 231 in the 3.1 µm filter using MMT-Pol on the 6.5-m MMT, and in the 8.7, 10.3, and 11.6 µm filters using CanariCam on the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio CANARIAS. In combination with already published observations, we compile the 1-12 µm total and polarized nuclear spectral energy distribution (SED). The total flux SED in the central 400 pc is explained as the combination of (1) a hot (731 ± 4 K) dusty structure, directly irradiated by the central engine, which is at 1.6 ± 0.1 pc away and attributed to be in the pc-scale polar region, (2) an optically-thick, smooth and disc-like dusty structure ('torus') with an inclination of 48^○± 23^○surrounding the central engine, and (3) an extinguished (AV = 36 ± 5 mag) starburst component. The polarized SED decreases from 0.77 ± 0.14 per cent at 1.2 µm to 0.31 ± 0.15 per cent at 11.6 µm and follows a power-law function, λ∼0.57. The polarization angle remains constant (∼108^○) in the 1-12 µm wavelength range. The dominant polarization mechanism is explained as scattering-off hot dust grains in the pc-scale polar regions.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): techniques: high angular resolution - techniques: polarimetric - galaxies: active - galaxies: Seyfert - infrared: galaxies - infrared: galaxies

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