A Hybrid Two Component Accretion Flow Surrounding Supermassive Black Holes in AGN

  title={A Hybrid Two Component Accretion Flow Surrounding Supermassive Black Holes in AGN},
  author={B. F. Liu and R. E.Taam and Erlin Qiao and Weimin Yuan},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
It is commonly believed that the optical/UV and X-ray emissions in luminous AGN are produced in an accretion disk and an embedded hot corona respectively. The inverse Compton scattering of disk photons by hot electrons in the corona can effectively cool the coronal gas if the mass supply is predominantly via a cool disk like flow as in BHXRBs. Thus, the application of such a model to AGNs fails to produce their observed X-ray emission. As a consequence, a fraction of disk accretion energy is… 

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