Application of an X-Ray Clumpy Torus Model (XCLUMPY) to 10 Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei Observed with Suzaku and NuSTAR

Atsushi Tanimoto, Yoshihiro Ueda, Hirokazu Odaka, Shoji Ogawa, Satoshi Yamada, Toshihiro Kawaguchi, Kohei Ichikawa

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Abstract

We apply XCLUMPY, an X-ray spectral model from a clumpy torus in an active galactic nucleus (AGN), to the broadband X-ray spectra of 10 obscured AGNs observed with both Suzaku and NuSTAR. The infrared spectra of these AGNs were analyzed by Ichikawa et al. with the CLUMPY code. Because XCLUMPY adopts the same clump distribution as that in the CLUMPY, we can directly compare the torus parameters obtained from the X-ray spectra and those from the infrared spectra. The torus angular widths determined from the infrared spectra (σ IR) are systematically larger than those from the X-ray data (σ X); the difference (σ IR-σ X) correlates with the inclination angle determined from the X-ray spectrum. These results can be explained by the contribution from dusty polar outflows to the observed infrared flux, which becomes more significant at higher inclinations (more edge-on views). The ratio of the hydrogen column density to the V-band extinction in the line-of-sight absorber shows a large scatter (≃1 dex) around the Galactic value, suggesting that a significant fraction of AGNs have dust-rich circumnuclear environments.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume897
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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