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X-ray emission properties of BLAGN in the XMM-2dF Wide Angle Survey

  • S. Mateos (a1), M. G. Watson (a1), J. A. Tedds (a1), F. J. Carrera (a2), M. Page (a3) and A. Corral (a2)...

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We present the preliminary results of the X-ray spectral analysis of one of the largest samples of X-ray selected BLAGN assembled so far from the XMM-2dF Wide Angle Survey. The sample, with 641 spectroscopically identified BLAGN, provides a unique resource to carry out a statistical analysis of the emission properties of these objects over a broad range of X-ray luminosities and redshifts. The X-ray spectra of the majority of the objects were best fitted with a power law with a near constant mean spectral photon index. No obvious trend of this spectral parameter with X-ray luminosity or redshift was found.

We measured the mean photon index of our objects to be ∼1.96 ± 0.05 with an intrinsic dispersion σ=0.22±0.03. X-ray absorption was detected in ∼8% of the sources, with no preferred luminosity or redshift and having typical values of the absorbing column density ≤1022 cm−2.

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