EAS Publications Series
Volume 1, 2001AGN in their cosmic environment
|Page(s)||153 - 161|
|Section||Section III: Ionization and Stellar Processes|
|Published online||22 November 2011|
B. Rocca-Volmerange, and H. Sol (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 1 (2001) 153–161
The AGN-Starburst Connection in the Mid-Infrared
We present a new method based on mid-IR (5 — 16 µm) emission for classifying the origin of the mid-IR activity in galaxies. Our method was devefoped using a set of 33 ISOCAM spectra of extragalactic sources which exhibit diverse mid-IR spectral features. Detailed analysis of our sample enables us to identify the general properties of mid-IR emission from active galactic nuclei (AGNs), starbursts, and quiescent star forming regions. The benefits of this mid-IR classification for identifying obscured or faint AGNs and for estimating the star formation intensity in star-forming regions are investigated.
© EAS, EDP Sciences 2002
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