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We present results from Chandra and XMM-Newton spectroscopic observations of the nuclei of z < 0.5 radio galaxies and quasars from the 3CRR catalog, and examine in detail the dichotomy in the properties of low-and high-excitation radio galaxies. The X-ray spectra of low-excitation sources (those with weak or absent optical emission lines) are dominated by(More)
We present a Chandra and XMM-Newton study of X-ray emission from the lobes of 33 classical double radio galaxies and quasars. We report new detections of lobe-related X-ray emission in 11 sources. Together with previous detections, we find that X-ray emission is detected from at least one radio lobe in $75% of the sample. For all of the lobe detections, we(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT A Chandra X-ray imaging observation of the jet in Pictor A showed a(More)
We present a detailed study of the environments of a sample of nine low-power (Fa-naroff & Riley type I) radio galaxies, based on new and archival XMM-Newton observations. We report new detections of group-scale environments around three radio galaxies, 3C 296, NGC 1044 and 3C 76.1. As with previous studies, we find that FR-I radio galaxies inhabit group(More)
Recent investigations have shown that many parameters and assumptions made in the application of spectral ageing models to FR-II radio galaxies (e.g. injection index, uniform magnetic field, non-negligible cross-lobe age variations) may not be as reliable as previously thought. In this paper we use new VLA observations, which allow spectral curvature at GHz(More)
We carry out a systematic study of the X-ray emission from the active nuclei of the 0.02 < z < 0.7 2Jy sample, using Chandra and XMM-Newton observations. We combine our results with those from mid-IR, optical emission line and radio observations, and add them to those of the 3CRR sources. We show that the low-excitation objects in our samples show signs of(More)
The broad-bandwidth capabilities of next generation telescopes such as the JVLA mean that the spectrum of any given source varies significantly within the bandwidth of any given observation. Detailed spectral analysis taking this variation into account is set to become standard practice when dealing with any new broadband radio observations; it is therefore(More)
We present the results of new XMM observations of FR-I and FR-II radio galaxies that show the importance of jet/environment interactions for both radio-source structure and the properties of the surrounding gas. The FR-I observations reveal that the distribution of hot gas determines the radio-lobe morphology, and provide evidence that the subsonic(More)