Mass function of dormant black holes and the evolution of active galactic nuclei

@article{Salucci1999MassFO,
  title={Mass function of dormant black holes and the evolution of active galactic nuclei},
  author={P. Salucci and E. Szuszkiewicz and P. Monaco and L. Danese},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={307},
  pages={637-644}
}
  • P. Salucci, E. Szuszkiewicz, +1 author L. Danese
  • Published 1999
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Under the assumption that accretion onto massive black holes powers active galactic nuclei (AGN), the mass function (MF) of the BHs responsible for their past activity is estimated. For this, we take into account not only the activity related to the optically selected AGN, but also that required to produce the Hard X–Ray Background (HRXB). The MF of the Massive Dark Objects (MDOs) in nearby quiescent galaxies is computed by means of the most recent results on their demography. The two mass… CONTINUE READING

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