Signature of outflows in strong MgII absorbers in quasar sightlines

Дата и время публикации : 2012-12-16T06:29:58Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Mahavir Sharma
Biman B. Nath
Hum Chand

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Коментарии к cтатье: 5 pages, 4 figures, Accepted for publication in MNRAS letters, Comments Welcome
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: We report a correlation between velocity offset (beta = v/c) of strong Mg II absorption systems and the bolometric luminosity (L_bol) of quasars in SDSS-DR7. We find that, beta shows a power law increase with L_bol, with a slope (~ 1/4). We find that such a relation of beta with L_bol is expected for outflows driven by scattering of black hole radiation by dust grains, and which are launched from the innermost dust survival radius. Our results indicate that a significant fraction of the strong MgII absorbers, in the range of beta = (0–0.4) may be associated with the quasars themselves.

Category: Physics