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2010ApJ...725.2270P The Mid-infrared High-ionization Lines from Active Galactic Nuclei and Star-forming Galaxies Pereira-Santaella, Miguel; Diamond-Stanic, Aleksandar M.; Alonso-Herrero, Almudena; Rieke, George H. Abstract. We used Spitzer/Infrared Spectrograph spectroscopic data on 426 galaxies including quasars, Seyferts, LINERs, and H II galaxies to investigate the relationship among the mid-IR emission lines. There is a tight linear correlation between the [Ne V]14.3 micron and 24.3 micron (97.1 eV) and the [O IV]25.9 micron (54.9 eV) high-ionization emission lines. The correlation also holds for these high-ionization emission lines and the [Ne III]15.56 micron (41 eV) emission line, although only for active galaxies. We used these correlations to calculate the [Ne III] excess due to star formation in Seyfert galaxies. We also estimated the [O IV] luminosity due to star formation in active galaxies and determined that it dominates the [O IV] emission only if the contribution of the active nucleus to the total luminosity is below 5%. We find that the active galactic nucleus dominates the [O IV] emission in most Seyfert galaxies, whereas star formation adequately explains the observed [O IV] emission in optically classified H II galaxies. Finally, we computed photoionization models to determine the physical conditions of the narrow-line region where these high-ionization lines originate. The estimated ionization parameter range is --2.8 < log U < --2.5 and the total hydrogen column density range is 20 < log n_H_ (cm^--2^) < 21. Key words: galaxies: active, galaxies: nuclei, galaxies: starburst, infrared: galaxies
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