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|Abstract:||We present a systematic X-ray study, the third in a series, of 49 active galactic nuclei with intermediate-mass black holes (IMBH; similar to 10(5)-10(6) M-circle dot) using Chandra observations. We detect 42 out of 49 targets with a 0.5-2 keV X-ray luminosity 10(41)-10(43) erg s (1). We perform spectral fitting for the 10 objects with enough counts (>200), and they are all well fit by a simple power-law model modified by Galactic absorption, with no sign of significant intrinsic absorption. While we cannot fit the X-ray spectral slope directly for the rest of the sample, we estimate it from the hardness ratio and find a range of photon indices consistent with those seen in more luminous and massive objects. The X-ray-to-optical spectral slope (alpha(ox)) of our IMBH sample is systematically flatter than in active galaxies with more massive black holes, consistent with the well-known correlation between alpha(ox) and UV luminosity. Thanks to the wide dynamic range of our sample, we find evidence that alpha(ox) increases with decreasing M-BH as expected from accretion disk models, where the UV emission systematically decreases as M-BH decreases and the disk temperature increases. We also find a long tail toward low aox values. While some of these sources may be obscured, given the high L-bol/L-Edd values in the sample, we argue that some may be intrinsically X-ray-weak, perhaps owing to a rare state that radiates very little coronal emission.|
|Electronic Publication Date:||27-Nov-2012|
|Citation:||Dong, Ruobing, Greene, Jenny E, Ho, Luis C. (2012). X-RAY PROPERTIES OF INTERMEDIATE-MASS BLACK HOLES IN ACTIVE GALAXIES. III. SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION AND POSSIBLE EVIDENCE FOR INTRINSICALLY X-RAY-WEAK ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 761 (10.1088/0004-637X/761/1/73|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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