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Title: Hard X-ray-selected giant radio galaxies – I. The X-ray properties and radio connection
Authors: Ursini, F
Bassani, L
Panessa, F
Bird, A J
Bruni, G
Fiocchi, M
Malizia, A
Saripalli, Lakshmi
Ubertini, P
Keywords: galaxies
active, galaxies
nuclei, galaxies
Seyfert, X-rays
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2018, Vol. 481, p4250–4260
Abstract: We present the first broad-band X-ray study of the nuclei of 14 hard X-ray-selected giant radio galaxies, based both on the literature and on the analysis of archival X-ray data from NuSTAR, XMM–Newton, Swift, and INTEGRAL. The X-ray properties of the sources are consistent with an accretion-related X-ray emission, likely originating from an X-ray corona coupled to a radiatively efficient accretion flow. We find a correlation between the X-ray luminosity and the radio core luminosity, consistent with that expected for active galactic nuclei powered by efficient accretion. In most sources, the luminosity of the radio lobes and the estimated jet power are relatively low compared with the nuclear X-ray emission. This indicates that either the nucleus is more powerful than in the past, consistent with a restarting of the central engine, or that the giant lobes are dimmer due to expansion losses.
Description: Open Access
ISSN: 0035-8711
1365-2966 - (online)
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Copyright: 2018 The Author(s)
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