ABSTRACT: Hot accretion disk coronae may account for substantial X-ray flux in AGN. We present preliminary results from a novel coronal emission model which builds upon the knowledge we have of solar-stellar coronae. The model considers a population of accelerated electrons (such as produced at the onset of a flare) injected at the top of an accretion disk magnetic loop. The inverse Compton and bremsstrahlung emission for the electron population is computed and compared with AGN X-ray observations. The constraints on model parameters are discussed.

THE X-RAY SPECTRA OF AGN ACCRETION DISK CORONAE: FIRST RESULTS / A. ORR; G. TORRICELLI-CIAMPONI; P. PIETRINI. - STAMPA. - (2001), pp. 818-821. ((Intervento presentato al convegno X-RAY ASTRONOMY: STELLAR ENDPOINTS, AGN, AND THE DIFFUSE X-RAY BACKGROUND, AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOL. 599 tenutosi a Bologna(Italy) nel 6-10 Sept 1999 [10.1063/1.1434750].

THE X-RAY SPECTRA OF AGN ACCRETION DISK CORONAE: FIRST RESULTS

PIETRINI, PAOLA
2001

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ABSTRACT: Hot accretion disk coronae may account for substantial X-ray flux in AGN. We present preliminary results from a novel coronal emission model which builds upon the knowledge we have of solar-stellar coronae. The model considers a population of accelerated electrons (such as produced at the onset of a flare) injected at the top of an accretion disk magnetic loop. The inverse Compton and bremsstrahlung emission for the electron population is computed and compared with AGN X-ray observations. The constraints on model parameters are discussed.
X-RAY ASTRONOMY: Stellar Endpoints,AGN, and the Diffuse X-ray Background. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 599
X-RAY ASTRONOMY: STELLAR ENDPOINTS, AGN, AND THE DIFFUSE X-RAY BACKGROUND, AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOL. 599
Bologna(Italy)
6-10 Sept 1999
A. ORR; G. TORRICELLI-CIAMPONI; P. PIETRINI
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