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J/MNRAS/469/4034    Broadband polarisation of radio AGN      (O'Sullivan+, 2017)

Broadband, radio spectro-polarimetric study of 100 radiative-mode and jet-mode AGN. O'Sullivan S.P., Purcell C.R., Anderson C.S., Farnes J.S., Sun X.H., Gaensler B.M. <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 469, 4034 (2017)> =2017MNRAS.469.4034O (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Active gal. nuclei ; Polarization Keywords: radio continuum: galaxies - galaxies: magnetic fields - techniques: polarimetric - galaxies: jet - galaxies: active Abstract: We present the results from a broadband (1 to 3GHz), spectro-polarimetry study of the integrated emission from 100 extragalactic radio sources with the ATCA, selected to be highly linearly polarized at 1.4 GHz. We use a general purpose, polarization model-fitting procedure that describes the Faraday rotation measure (RM) and intrinsic polarization structure of up to three distinct polarized emission regions or 'RM components' of a source. Overall, 37%/52%/11% of sources are best fit by one/two/three RM components. However, these fractions are dependent on the signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) in polarization (more RM components more likely at higher S/N). In general, our analysis shows that sources with high integrated degrees of polarization at 1.4GHz have low Faraday depolarization, are typically dominated by a single RM component, have a steep spectral index, and a high intrinsic degree of polarization. After classifying our sample into radiative-mode and jet-mode AGN, we find no significant difference between the Faraday rotation or Faraday depolarization properties of jet-mode and radiative-mode AGN. However, there is a statistically significant difference in the intrinsic degree of polarization between the two types, with the jet-mode sources having more intrinsically ordered magnetic field structures than the radiative-mode sources. We also find a preferred perpendicular orientation of the intrinsic magnetic field structure of jet-mode AGN with respect to the jet direction, while no clear preference is found for the radiative-mode sources. Description: Linear polarisation data as a function of wavelength-squared for 100 extragalactic radio sources, selected to be highly polarised at 1.4GHz. The data presented here were obtained using the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) over 1.1-3.1GHz (16cm) with 1MHz spectral resolution between 2014 April 19-28. The integrated emission from each source, imaged at 10 MHz intervals, is presented below. See Section 2 for details. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2.dat 88 100 Basic properties of all sources in the sample tablea1.dat 85 16241 The spectropolarimetric data
See also: J/ApJS/45/97 : Extragal. Radio Sources Faraday Rot. (Simard-Normandin+ 1981) J/ApJ/707/114 : Faraday rotation in Cen A (Feain, 2009) J/MNRAS/421/3300 : Complex Faraday depth structure of AGN (O'Sullivan+, 2012) J/ApJ/759/25 : Rotation measures at 1.4GHz toward the LMC (Mao+, 2012) J/AJ/144/105 : MOJAVE. VIII. Faraday rotation in AGN jets. (Hovatta+, 2012) J/AJ/149/60 : Modeling Faraday structures. I. 1100-1400 MHz (Sun+, 2015) J/ApJ/825/59 : A Study of Broadband Faraday Rotation (Anderson+, 2016) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- Name Source name (JHHMM+DDMM) 12- 18 F7.3 deg RAdeg Right ascension (J2000) 20- 26 F7.3 deg DEdeg Declination (J2000) 28- 32 F5.2 --- alpha Spectral index 34- 37 I4 mJy I2.1GHz Integrated total intensity at 2.1GHz 39- 43 F5.3 --- z Redshift 45- 49 F5.1 rad/m2 |RRM| Absolute value of the residual rotation measure 51- 54 F4.1 rad/m2 sRMw Polarization-weighted RM dispersion 56- 59 F4.1 rad/m2 DRMw Polarization-weighted RM gradient 61- 64 F4.1 % <p0> Mean intrinsic degree of polarization 66- 67 I2 --- S/N Polarization signal-to-noise ratio 69 I1 --- N Number of RM components 71- 75 F5.2 --- beta Polarization spectral index 77- 81 A5 --- Morph Total intensity morphology 83 A1 --- l_l Limit flag on l 84- 86 I3 kpc l Linear size 88 A1 --- Rad/Jet [0/1] Radiatice (0) or jet (1) mode
Byte-by-byte Description of file: tablea1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- Name Source name (JHHMM+DDMM) 17- 25 F9.7 m2 lsq [0.001/0.06] Wavelength squared 31- 40 F10.7 --- q Stokes Q/I data (fractional) 46- 55 F10.7 --- u Stokes U/I data (fractional) 60- 70 F11.7 --- e_q ?=-99 Uncertainty in Q/I (fractional) 75- 85 F11.7 --- e_u ?=-99 Uncertainty in U/I (fractional)
Acknowledgements: Shane O'Sullivan, shane(at)astro.unam.mx
(End) Shane O'Sullivan [IA-UNAM], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 17-Aug-2017
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