|Title||X-ray study of the low black hole mass end of the AGN population with IMBH|
|Author||Dr Weimin Yuan|
|Description||Intermediate mass black hole (IMBH) are important in studies of black hole and AGN physics and cosmology, but little is known about IMBH as a population due to their rarity, especially in the X-ray band. We propose to observe with XMM a well defined, volume limited, nearest (within 250Mpc) sample of IMBH AGN with the least nominal black hole masses known so far (<3 10^5 M_sun) estimated using the linewidth-luminosity-mass relation, which are discovered in our recent work. XMM will enable detailed studies of X-ray spectral and temporal properties for such objects both individually and as a sample extending up to 10keV energy range, and will double the size of IMBH AGN with X-ray spectra to about two dozens.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|Mission Description||The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2009-04-15T00:00:00Z, 050501, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bms2y39|