Direct Measurement of the X-Ray Time-delay Transfer Function in Active Galactic Nuclei

@article{Legg2012DirectMO,
  title={Direct Measurement of the X-Ray Time-delay Transfer Function in Active Galactic Nuclei},
  author={E. Legg and Lance L. Miller and T. J. Turner and Margherita Giustini and J. N. Reeves and S. B. Kraemer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={760},
  pages={73}
}
The origin of the observed time lags, in nearby active galactic nuclei (AGNs), between hard and soft X-ray photons is investigated using new XMM-Newton data for the narrow-line Seyfert I galaxy Ark 564 and existing data for 1H 0707-495 and NGC 4051. These AGNs have highly variable X-ray light curves that contain frequent, high peaks of emission. The averaged light curve of the peaks is directly measured from the time series, and it is shown that (1) peaks occur at the same time, within the… 
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