Iron Kα emission lines in seyfert(-like) active galactic nuclei : Revelation of a rapidly spinning central black hole

@inproceedings{Ma2002IronKE,
  title={Iron Kα emission lines in seyfert(-like) active galactic nuclei : Revelation of a rapidly spinning central black hole},
  author={Zhen-guo Ma},
  year={2002}
}
Fe Kα lines are superimposed upon the x-ray continuum in most Seyfert(-like) active galactic nuclei (AGNs). By a data-fitting study, previous authors have claimed that the central black hole (BH) is either rotating or non-rotating according to the thin disc model. We develop the disc model to the torus model to determine the real spin of the BH. With formulations of the motion of both torus particles and photons near a BH in Kerr metric, we simulate iron emission lines from a thin luminous… CONTINUE READING

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