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2009AJ....137.3388W Accretion Properties of a Sample of Hard X-Ray (<60 keV) Selected Seyfert 1 Galaxies Wang, J.; Mao, Y. F.; Wei, J. Y. Abstract. We examine the accretion properties in a sample of 42 hard (3-60 keV) X-ray selected nearby broad-line active galactic nuclei (AGNs). The energy range in the sample is harder than that usually used in similar previous studies. These AGNs are mainly complied from the RXTE All Sky Survey, and complemented by the released INTEGRAL AGN catalog. The black hole masses, bolometric luminosities of AGN, and Eddington ratios are derived from their optical spectra in terms of the broad H{beta} emission line. The tight correlation between the hard X-ray (3-20 keV) and bolometric/line luminosity is well identified in our sample. Also identified is a strong inverse Baldwin relationship of the H{beta} emission line. In addition, all of these hard X-ray AGNs are biased toward luminous objects with a high Eddington ratio (mostly between 0.01 and 0.1) and a low column density (<10^22^ cm^-2^), which is most likely due to the selection effect of the surveys. The hard X-ray luminosity is consequently found to be strongly correlated with the black hole mass. We believe the sample completeness will be improved in the next few years by the ongoing Swift and the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory missions, and by the next advanced missions, such as NuSTAR, Simbol-X, and NeXT. Finally, the correlation between RFe (= optical Fe II/H{beta}) and disk temperature as assessed by T vprop (L/L_Edd_)M ^-1^_BH_ leads us to suggest that the strength of the Fe II emission is mainly determined by the shape of the ionizing spectrum. Key words: galaxies: Seyfert, quasars: emission lines, X-rays: galaxies
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