# X-rays across the galaxy population - II. The distribution of AGN accretion rates as a function of stellar mass and redshift

@article{Aird2017XraysAT,
title={X-rays across the galaxy population - II. The distribution of AGN accretion rates as a function of stellar mass and redshift},
author={James Aird and Alison L. Coil and Antonis Georgakakis},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2017},
volume={474},
pages={1225-1249}
}
• Published 2 May 2017
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• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We provide measurements of the probability distribution function of specific black hole accretion rates within a sample of galaxies of a given stellar mass and redshift, $$p(\log \lambda_{sBHAR} | M_*,z)$$. Measurements are provided for all galaxies, star-forming galaxies and quiescent galaxies. We also provide estimates of the AGN duty cycle, $$f(\lambda_{sBHAR} >0.01)$$ i.e. the fraction of galaxies with an AGN above a given limit in specific accretion rate, based on the probability…

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