Revista mexicana de ciencias geológicas
Print version ISSN 1026-8774
HARO-CORZO, Sinhué Amos Refugio and BINETTE, Luc. Meteoritic dust models applied to the ionizing continuum of active galactic nuclei. Rev. mex. cienc. geol [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.2, pp. 333-337. ISSN 1026-8774.
In this investigation, we present extintion curves calculated on the basis of Mie theory for spherical dust grains with distribution acording to their size (radius between 50 and 2500 A) and with diverse chemical components found in meteors. According with our paradigm, extinction curves with adequate amounts of atoms, when applied to the theoretical ionizing continuum, must reproduce the observed spectra. We found a successful way to reproduce, for 11 observed spectra, the ultraviolet break and the softness problem, which are present in the ionizing continuum spectra of active galactic nuclei.
Keywords : stellar medium; dust; extinction; active galactic nuclei; quasars; ultraviolet.