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The Dynamical Interaction of AGN with their Galaxian Environments

Dopita, Michael


Jet-driven shocks are responsible for an important fraction of the emission of the narrow-line regions (NLRs) in many classes of AGN. However, this cannot explain all observations. It is clear that the remaining sources are photoionised by the active nucleus. The 2-d hydrodynamic models from the RSAA group support an evolutionary scenario whereby the shock-excited NLRs are initially jet-driven but later, ionizing photons from the central engine replace shocks as the main excitation mechanism...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science
DOI: 10.1023/A:1024049805094


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