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Paper: X-ray Emission and Reprocessing in AGNs
Volume: 373, The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Page: 125
Authors: Matt, G.
Abstract: In this review, I discuss the primary X-ray emission of radio-quiet AGN and the reprocessing of this radiation by both the accretion disc and distant matter. Recent results, mostly from XMM-Newton, are reviewed, and the major open issues discussed.

I will first treat the innermost regions, with respect to both the primary emission and the reprocessing by the accretion disc (with particular emphasis on the strong gravity effects on the iron line profile). I will then discuss absorption and reprocessing by distant matter, and in particular the “torus” and the disc of the host galaxy.

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