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BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey: XVI. General Physical Characteristics of BAT Blazars

Paliya, Vaidehi S. and Koss, M. and Trakhtenbrot, B. and Ricci, C. and Oh, K. and Ajello, M. and Stern, D. and Powell, M. C. and Urry, C. M. and Harrison, F. and Lamperti, I. and Mushotzky, R. and Marcotulli, L. and Mejía-Restrepo, J. and Hartmann, D. (2019) BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey: XVI. General Physical Characteristics of BAT Blazars. Astrophysical Journal, 881 (2). Art. No. 154. ISSN 1538-4357. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab2f8b.

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The recently released 105-month Swift-Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) all-sky hard X-ray survey catalog presents an opportunity to study astrophysical objects detected in the deepest look at the entire hard X-ray (14–195 keV) sky. Here we report the results of a multifrequency study of 146 blazars from this catalog, quadrupling the number compared to past studies, by utilizing recent data from the Fermi-Large Area Telescope (LAT), Swift-BAT, and archival measurements. In our γ-ray analysis of ~10 yr of the LAT data, 101 are found as γ-ray emitters, whereas, 45 remains LAT undetected. We model the broadband spectral energy distributions with a synchrotron-inverse Compton radiative model. On average, BAT detected sources host massive black holes (M_(bh) ~ 10^9 M ⊙) and luminous accretion disks (L_d ~ 10^(46) erg s^(−1)). At high redshifts (z > 2), BAT blazars host more powerful jets with luminous accretion disks compared to those detected only with Fermi-LAT. We find good agreement in the black hole masses derived from the single-epoch optical spectroscopic measurements and standard accretion disk modeling approaches. Other physical properties of BAT blazars are similar to those known for Fermi-LAT detected objects.

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Paliya, Vaidehi S.0000-0001-7774-5308
Koss, M.0000-0002-7998-9581
Trakhtenbrot, B.0000-0002-3683-7297
Ricci, C.0000-0001-5231-2645
Oh, K.0000-0002-5037-951X
Ajello, M.0000-0002-6584-1703
Stern, D.0000-0003-2686-9241
Powell, M. C.0000-0003-2284-8603
Urry, C. M.0000-0002-0745-9792
Harrison, F.0000-0003-2992-8024
Lamperti, I.0000-0003-3336-5498
Mushotzky, R.0000-0002-7962-5446
Mejía-Restrepo, J.0000-0001-8450-7463
Additional Information:© 2019 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2019 May 28; revised 2019 June 24; accepted 2019 July 1; published 2019 August 22. We are grateful to the journal referee for a constructive criticism. M.K. acknowledges support from NASA through ADAP award NNH16CT03C. C.R. acknowledges support from the CONICYT+PAI Convocatoria Nacional subvencion a instalacion en la academia convocatoria año 2017 PAI77170080. K.O. is an International Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, ID: P17321). We are grateful to the Fermi-LAT Collaboration internal referee Raniere Menezes for useful suggestions and Alberto Domínguez, Judith Recusin and Philippe Bruel for their critical reading of the manuscript. The Fermi LAT Collaboration acknowledges generous ongoing support from a number of agencies and institutes that have supported both the development and the operation of the LAT as well as scientific data analyses. These include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Energy in the United States; the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules in France; the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Italy; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Japan; and the K. A. Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish National Space Board in Sweden. Additional support for science analysis during the operations phase is gratefully acknowledged from the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica in Italy and the Centre National d'Études Spatiales in France. This work performed in part under DOE Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515. We acknowledge the work of the Swift-BAT team to make this study possible. This research has made use of data obtained through the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center Online Service, provided by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED), which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Part of this work is based on archival data, software, or online services provided by the ASI Data Center (ASDC). Software: fermiPy (Wood et al. 2017).
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory, Astronomy Department
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Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)PAI77170080
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)P17321
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-76SF00515
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA)UNSPECIFIED
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (IN2P3)UNSPECIFIED
Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)UNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)UNSPECIFIED
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)UNSPECIFIED
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)UNSPECIFIED
Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Swedish Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Swedish National Space Board (SNSB)UNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)UNSPECIFIED
Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:galaxies: active – galaxies: jets
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Official Citation:Vaidehi S. Paliya et al 2019 ApJ 881 154
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:26 Jul 2019 17:34
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