Volume 385, Number 1, April I 2002
|Page(s)||62 - 66|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||15 April 2002|
On the broadening of emission lines in active galactic nuclei
Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (IASF–CNR), Sezione di Bologna (Formerly Institute TeSRE – CNR.) , Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 February 2002
Recent works, both theoretical and observational, have suggested that turbulence could play a non–negligible role in the broadening of emission lines in active galactic nuclei. The purpose of this note is to show how shock wave–turbulence interaction, under unsteady regimes, can affect the broadening of emission lines.
Key words: galaxies: active / shock waves / turbulence / line: formation / line: profiles
© ESO, 2002
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