Revisiting the Infrared Spectra of Active Galactic Nuclei with a New Torus Emission Model

@inproceedings{Fritz2005RevisitingTI,
  title={Revisiting the Infrared Spectra of Active Galactic Nuclei with a New Torus Emission Model},
  author={Jacopo Fritz and Alberto Franceschini and Evanthia Hatziminaoglou},
  year={2005}
}
We describe improved modelling of the emission by dust in a toroidal–like structure heated by a central illuminating source within Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We chose a simple but realistic torus geometry, a flared disc, and a dust grain distribution function including a full range of grain sizes. The optical depth within the torus is computed in detail taking into account the different sublimation temperatures of the silicate and graphite grains, which solves previously reported… CONTINUE READING