Intermediate-mass black holes and the Fundamental Plane of black hole accretion

dc.contributor.authorGültekin, Kayhan
dc.contributor.authorNyland, Kristina
dc.contributor.authorGray, Nichole
dc.contributor.authorFehmer, Greg
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Tianchi
dc.contributor.authorSparkman, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorReines, Amy E
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Jenny E
dc.contributor.authorCackett, Edward M
dc.contributor.authorBaldassare, Vivienne
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-27T18:31:08Z
dc.date.available2023-01-27T18:31:08Z
dc.date.issued2022-09
dc.descriptionThis article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2022 Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe present new 5 GHz Very Large Array observations of a sample of eight active intermediate-mass black holes with masses 104.9 M⊙ < M < 106.1 M⊙ found in galaxies with stellar masses M* < 3 × 109 M⊙. We detected five of the eight sources at high significance. Of the detections, four were consistent with a point source, and one (SDSS J095418.15+471725.1, with black hole mass M < 105 M⊙) clearly shows extended emission that has a jet morphology. Combining our new radio data with the black hole masses and literature X-ray measurements, we put the sources on the Fundamental Plane of black hole accretion. We find that the extent to which the sources agree with the Fundamental Plane depends on their star-forming/composite/active galactic nucleus (AGN) classification based on optical narrow emission-line ratios. The single star-forming source is inconsistent with the Fundamental Plane. The three composite sources are consistent, and three of the four AGN sources are inconsistent with the Fundamental Plane. We argue that this inconsistency is genuine and not a result of misattributing star formation to black hole activity. Instead, we identify the sources in our sample that have AGN-like optical emission-line ratios as not following the Fundamental Plane and thus caution the use of the Fundamental Plane to estimate masses without additional constraints, such as radio spectral index, radiative efficiency, or the Eddington fraction.en_US
dc.identifier.citationKayhan Gültekin, Kristina Nyland, Nichole Gray, Greg Fehmer, Tianchi Huang, Matthew Sparkman, Amy E Reines, Jenny E Greene, Edward M Cackett, Vivienne Baldassare, Intermediate-mass black holes and the Fundamental Plane of black hole accretion, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 516, Issue 4, November 2022, Pages 6123–6131, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac2608en_US
dc.identifier.issn0035-8711
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/handle/1/17656
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.rightscopyright Oxford University Press 2022en_US
dc.subjectgalaxiesen_US
dc.subjectactive – quasarsen_US
dc.subjectsupermassive black holesen_US
dc.subjectradio continuumen_US
dc.subjectgalaxies – X-raysen_US
dc.subjectgalaxiesen_US
dc.titleIntermediate-mass black holes and the Fundamental Plane of black hole accretionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage1en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage9en_US
mus.citation.issue4en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societyen_US
mus.citation.volume516en_US
mus.data.thumbpage4en_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1093/mnras/stac2608en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentPsychology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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