On the Unification of Active Galactic Nuclei

@article{Elitzur2012OnTU,
  title={On the Unification of Active Galactic Nuclei},
  author={M. Elitzur},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={747},
  pages={1}
}
  • M. Elitzur
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
The inevitable spread in properties of the toroidal obscuration of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) invalidates the widespread notion that type 1 and 2 AGNs are intrinsically the same objects, drawn randomly from the distribution of torus covering factors. Instead, AGNs are drawn preferentially from the distribution; type 2 are more likely drawn from the distribution higher end, type 1 from its lower end. Type 2 AGNs have a higher IR luminosity, lower narrow-line luminosity, and a higher fraction… Expand
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