The KMOS AGN Survey at High redshift (KASHz):the prevalence and drivers of ionized outflows in the host galaxies of X-ray AGN

Harrison, C. M. and Alexander, D. M. and Mullaney, J. R. and Stott, J. P. and Swinbank, A. M. and Arumugam, V. and Bauer, F. E. and Bower, R. G. and Bunker, A. J. and Sharples, R. M. (2016) The KMOS AGN Survey at High redshift (KASHz):the prevalence and drivers of ionized outflows in the host galaxies of X-ray AGN. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456 (2). pp. 1195-1220. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

We present the first results from the KMOS (K-band Multi-Object Spectrograph) AGN (active galactic nuclei) Survey at High redshift (KASHz), a VLT/KMOS integral-field spectroscopic (IFS) survey of z ≲ 0.6 AGN. We present galaxy-integrated spectra of 89 X-ray AGN (L2-10 keV = 1042-1045 erg s-1), for which we observed [OIII] (z ≈ 1.1-1.7) or Hα emission (z ≈ 0.6-1.1). The targets have X-ray luminosities representative of the parent AGN population and we explore the emission-line luminosities as a function of X-ray luminosity. For the [OIII] targets,≈50 per cent have ionized gas velocities indicative of gas that is dominated by outflows and/or highly turbulent material (i.e. overall linewidths≲600 km s-1). The most luminous half (i.e. LX > 6 × 1043 erg s-1) have a ≲2 times higher incidence of such velocities. On the basis of our results, we find no evidence that X-ray obscured AGN are more likely to host extreme kinematics than unobscured AGN. Our KASHz sample has a distribution of gas velocities that is consistent with a luminosity-matched sample ofz

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1912
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 83980
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2017 11:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 07:06
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/83980

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