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2009MNRAS.398.1905W - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 398, 1905-1914 (2009/October-1)

The black hole mass, Eddington ratio and MBH[Oiii]relation in young radio galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

The masses of the central supermassive black holes (BHs) and the Eddington ratios for a sample of 65 young radio galaxies [27 gigahertz-peaked spectrum (GPS) and 38 compact steep-spectrum (CSS) sources] are estimated by various methods. We find that the average BH mass of these young radio galaxies is <logMBH> ≃ 8.3, which is less than that of radio loud quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) and low-redshift radio galaxies (<logMBH> ≃ 9.0). The CSS/GPS sources have relatively high Eddington ratios with average ratio <logLbol/LEdd> = -0.56, which are similar to those of narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1s). It suggests that the CSS/GPS sources may not only be in the early stage of radio activities, but also in the early stage of their accretion activities.

We find that the young radio galaxies as a class deviate systematically from the MBH*relation defined by nearby inactive galaxies, when using σ[Oiii as a surrogate for the stellar velocity dispersion σ*. There is no significant correlation between the deviation of the [Oiii] emission line width, Δσ ≡ σ[Oiii]- σ[pred] and the jet/accretion power, where σ[pred] are calculated from the Tremaine et al. relation using the estimated BH masses. However, we find that the deviation Δσ in young radio galaxies is well correlated with the Eddington ratio, and this correlation is found to be similar to that of radio quiet active galactic nuclei (AGN) (QSOs/NLS1s) where the radio jet is absent or weak. We suggest that the accretion activities may still play an important role in shaping the kinematics of [Oiii] narrow line in these young radio galaxies.

Abstract Copyright: © 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 RAS

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - ISM: jets and outflows - galaxies: active - quasars: emission lines - radio continuum: galaxies

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