Does the AGN Unified Model Evolve with Redshift? Using the X-Ray Background to Predict the Mid-Infrared Emission of AGNs

@article{Ballantyne2006DoesTA,
  title={Does the AGN Unified Model Evolve with Redshift? Using the X-Ray Background to Predict the Mid-Infrared Emission of AGNs},
  author={David R. Ballantyne and Y. Shi and George H. Rieke and Jennifer L. Donley and Casey Papovich and Japan Department of Physics and Univ. of Arizona Steward Obs. and University of Arizona},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={653},
  pages={1070-1088}
}
Deep X-ray surveys by Chandra and XMM-Newton have resolved about 80% of the 2-10 keV cosmic extragalactic X-ray background (CXRB) into point sources, the majority of which are obscured AGNs. The obscuration might be connected to processes within the host galaxy, possibly the star formation rate. Here we use the results of CXRB synthesis calculations as input to detailed CLOUDY simulations in order to predict the evolution of AGN properties at several mid-IR wavelengths. Computations were… Expand
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