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Session 98 - AGN-Absorption/Emission.
Display session, Thursday, January 16
Metropolitan Ballroom,

[98.02] Properties of the molecular gas in Seyfert galaxies

P. P. Papadopoulos, E. R. Seaquist (U. Toronto)

We have conducted ^12CO, ^13CO J=2-1, 1-0 observations of the global molecular gas reservoir in a sample of 20 Seyfert galaxies. Our purpose was to probe the excitation properties of the gas and see whether the enhanced star formation seen in the hosts of type 2 Seyferts has any discernible effect on the molecular gas.

We find type 2 Seyferts to be, on average, "warmer" than type 1, however a larger sample will be needed in order to improve the statistics. On a more statistically firm ground lies our conclusion that Seyfert galaxies as a class shows a larger affinity to starburst galaxies than to non-starbursts, in terms of their molecular gas excitation.

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