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An X-Ray Imaging Survey of Quasar Jets: The Complete Survey

Marshall, H L; Gelbord, J M; Worrall, Diana M; Birkinshaw, Mark; Schwartz, D A; Jauncey, David; Griffiths, G; Murphy, D W; Lovell, J; Perlman, E; Godfrey, Leith


We present Chandra X-ray imaging of a flux-limited sample of flat spectrum radio-emitting quasars with jet-like structure. X-rays are detected from 59% of 56 jets. No counter-jets were detected. The core spectra are fitted by power-law spectra with a photon index Γx, whose distribution is consistent with a normal distribution, with a mean of 1.61+0.04 -0.05 and dispersion of 0.15+0.04 -0.03. We show that the distribution of α rx, the spectral index between the X-ray and radio band jet fluxes,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The Astrophysical Journal
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaaf66
Access Rights: Open Access


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