A synthesis model for AGN evolution: supermassive black holes growth and feedback modes

@inproceedings{Merloni2008ASM,
  title={A synthesis model for AGN evolution: supermassive black holes growth and feedback modes},
  author={Andrea Merloni and Sebastian Heinz},
  year={2008}
}
We present a comprehensive synthesis model for the active galactic nuclei (AGN) evolution and the growth of supermassive black hole (SMBH) in the Universe. We assume that black holes accrete in just three distinct physical states, or 'modes': at low Eddington ratio, only a radiatively inefficient, kinetically dominated mode is allowed [low kinetic (LK)]; at high Eddington ratio, instead, AGN may display both a purely radiative [radio quiet, high radiative (HR)] and a kinetic [radio loud, high… CONTINUE READING

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