Volume 525, January 2011
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||06 December 2010|
One-zone models for spheroidal galaxies with a central supermassive black-hole
Self-regulated Bondi accretion
Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità di Bologna,
via Ranzani 1,
2 INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Accepted: 24 September 2010
By means of a one-zone evolutionary model, we study the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies, as a function of the accretion radiative efficiency, dark matter content, and cosmological infall of gas. In particular, the radiation feedback is computed by using the self-regulated Bondi accretion. The models are characterized by strong oscillations when the galaxy is in the AGN state with a high accretion luminosity. We found that theseone-zone models are able to reproduce two important phases of galaxy evolution, namely an obscured-cold phase when the bulk of star formation and black hole accretion occur, and the following quiescent hot phase in which accretion remains highly sub-Eddington. A Compton-thick phase is also found in almost all models, associated with the cold phase. An exploration of the parameter space reveals that the closest agreement with the present-day Magorrian relation is obtained, independently of the dark matter halo mass, for galaxies with a low-mass seed black hole, and the accretion radiative efficiency ≃0.1.
Key words: galaxies: active / Galaxy: evolution / quasars: general
© ESO, 2010
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