Paola Castangia, Andrea Tarchi, Alessandro Caccianiga, Paola Severgnini, Gabriele Surcis, Roberto Della Ceca
Abstract:AbstractInvestigations of H2O maser galaxies at X-ray energies reveal that most harbor highly absorbed AGN. Possible correlations between the intrinsic X-ray luminosity and the properties of water maser emission have been suggested. With the aim of looking into these correlations on a more solid statistical basis, we have search for maser emission in a well-defined sample of Compton-thick AGN. Here we report the results of the survey, which yielded a surprisingly high maser detection rate, with a particular fo…
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