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Paper: A New Picture of QSO Formation
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 363
Authors: Umemura, M.; Kawakatsu, N.
Abstract: Based on a novel mechanism to build up a supermassive black hole (SMBH), we propose a new scenario for QSO formation. In the present scenario, the SMBH-to-bulge mass ratio is basically determined by the nuclear energy conversion efficiency from hydrogen to helium, epsilon = 0.007. It is predicted that a host luminosity-dominant ``proto-QSO phase'' exists before the QSO phase. The proto-QSO phase is preceded by an optically-thick ultraluminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) phase.
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