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2018MNRAS.480.2861G - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 480, 2861-2871 (2018/November-1)

Comparison of hard X-ray spectra of luminous radio galaxies and their radio-quiet counterparts.


Abstract (from CDS):

We study the differences in X-ray properties of luminous radio galaxies and their radio-quiet counterparts. In order to avoid biases associated with the dependence of X-ray properties on the black hole mass and Eddington ratio, the radio-loud and radio-quiet objects are selected to cover similar ranges of these parameters. Our studies are based on the X-ray data from the Swift/BAT catalog. We confirm previous results that radio galaxies are on average X-ray-louder than radio-quiet AGNs, but find that their spectral slopes are very similar. This suggests that in radio-loud and radio-quiet AGNs the hard X-rays are produced in the same region and by the same mechanism. We argue that this region can be associated with the hot, geometrically thick, central portion of the accretion flow, where production of hard X-rays is likely to be dominated by Comptonization of the optical/UV radiation of the truncated 'cold' accretion disc by hot electrons. The larger X-ray luminosities in radio-loud AGNs may result from larger radiative efficiencies of the innermost portions of the accretion flows around faster rotating black holes.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): acceleration of particles - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal - galaxies: jets - quasars: general

Simbad objects: 70

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