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Title: Fermi monitoring of radio-loud narrow-line seyfert 1 galaxies
Authors: Paliya, Vaidehi S
Stalin, C. S
Ravikumar, C. D
Keywords: Galaxies: active;Galaxies: jets;Galaxies: peculiar;Galaxies: Seyfert;Gamma rays;Galaxies; quasars;Individual (1H 0323+342, SBS 0846+513, PMN J0948+0022, PKS 1502+036, PkS 2004-447)
Issue Date: Feb-2015
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Citation: The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 149, No. 2, 41
Abstract: We present detailed analysis of the γ-ray flux variability and spectral properties of the five radio-loud narrow line Seyfert 1 (RL-NLSy1) galaxies, detected by the Large Area Telescope on board the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, namely 1H 0323+342, SBS 0846+513, PMN J0948+0022, PKS 1502+036, and PKS 2004−447. The first three sources show significant flux variations, including the rapid variability of a few hours by 1H 0323+342. The average γ-ray spectrum of 1H 0323+342 and PMN J0948+0022 shows deviation from a simple power-law (PL) behavior, whereas the PL model gives a better fit for the other three sources. The spectra of 1H 0323+342, SBS 0846+513, and PMN J0948+0022, which are in low, flaring, and moderately active states, respectively, show significant curvature. Such curvature in the γ-ray spectrum of 1H 0323+342 and PMN J0948+0022 could be due to the emission region located inside the broad line region (BLR) where the primary mechanism of the γ-ray emission is inverse-Compton (IC) scattering of BLR photons occurring in the Klein–Nishina regime. The γ-ray emission of SBS 0846+513 is explained by IC scattering of dusty torus photons, which puts the emission region outside the BLR and thus under the Thomson regime. Therefore, the observed curvature of SBS 0846+513 could be intrinsic to the particle energy distribution. The presence of curvature in the γ-ray spectrum and flux variability amplitudes of some of the RL-NLSy1 galaxies suggests that these sources could be akin to low/moderate jet power flat spectrum radio quasars.
Description: Open Access
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2248/6717
ISSN: 1538-3881
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