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The formation of broad emission line regions in supernova-QSO wind interactions: II. 2D calculations

By J.M. Pittard, J.E. Dyson, S.A.E.G. Falle and T.W. Hartquist


One aspect of supernova remnant evolution that is relatively unstudied is the influence of an AGN environment. A high density ambient medium and a nearby powerful continuum source will assist the cooling of shocked ejecta and swept-up gas. Motion of the surrounding medium relative to the remnant will also affect the remnant morphology. In an extension to previous work we have performed 2D hydrodynamical calculations of SNR evolution in an AGN environment, and have determined the evolutionary behaviour of cold gas in the remnant. The cold gas will contribute to the observed broad line emission in AGNs, and we present preliminary theoretical line profiles from our calculations. A more detailed comparison with observations will be performed in future work. The SNR-AGN interaction may be also useful as a diagnostic of AGN winds

Publisher: EDP Sciences
Year: 2003
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