Dusty Warm Absorbers: The Case of IRAS 13349+2438
Authors: Komossa, S.; Breitschwerdt, D.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 272, Numbers 1-3, 2000 , pp. 299-302(4)
Abstract:Warm absorbers are an important new probe of the central region of active galaxies (AGN). Observing and modeling this component provides a wealth of information on the nature of the warm absorber itself, its relation to other components of the active nucleus, and the intrinsic AGN X-ray spectral shape. We briefly review the general properties of dusty warm gas. For the first time, we then apply such a model to the IR loud quasar It was the first to be suggested to host a dusty warm absorber (Brandt et al. 1996), but has not yet been modeled as such.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Max-Planck-Inst. extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1603, 85740 Garching, Germany
Publication date: 2000-01-01