Fuel round black holes and interstellar medium distribution are key components in understanding the expansion of supermassive black holes and the evolution of their host galaxies. Nonetheless, as an important parameter, fuel density is difficult to find out reliably, as a result of the overall technique is just not relevant to all quasars.
Researchers from the College of Science and Know-how of China (USTC) of the Chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) for the primary time detected a ‘sharp rise’ signature within the detection price of broad absorption line (BAL) variations, which in flip deduced ionized fuel density. The work was revealed in The Astrophysical Journal Letters on January 11, 2021.
The ionization state of a gaseous outflow requires a time frame (recombination timescale, trec) to answer adjustments within the ionizing continuum for the ionized outflows. Trec is inversely proportional to the fuel density.
Accordingly, a earlier research reported by the group of Prof. Wang Tinggui and Prof. Liu Guilin from USTC of CAS proposed that the fuel density may be decided by measuring trec.
They assumed the chance of detecting the variability of a BAL with trec at observational time interval (ΔT) is a step operate. In different phrases, the BAL variability may be detected when the trec is shorter than the ΔT.
Following the identical technique, sharp rise phenomena are current within the detection price of a number of completely different BALs within the quasar SDSS J141955.26+522741.1 from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Knowledge Launch 16 (SDSS DR16), which signifies that this measuring technique is dependable.
Researchers first discovered that the detection price curve may very well be used to tell apart gaseous parts with completely different density however the identical velocity and placement, optimizing the group’s work on the brand new technique measuring gas density by trec.
Qinyuan Zhao et al. A Sharp Rise within the Detection Fee of Broad Absorption Line Variations in a Quasar SDSS J141955.26+522741.1, The Astrophysical Journal (2021). DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/abd318
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