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2012ApJ...758...82L Disentangling AGN and Star Formation in Soft X-Rays LaMassa, Stephanie M.; Heckman, T. M.; Ptak, A. Abstract. We have explored the interplay of star formation and active galactic nucleus (AGN) activity in soft X-rays (0.5-2 keV) in two samples of Seyfert 2 galaxies (Sy2s). Using a combination of low-resolution CCD spectra from Chandra and XMM-Newton, we modeled the soft emission of 34 Sy2s using power-law and thermal models. For the 11 sources with high signal-to-noise Chandra imaging of the diffuse host galaxy emission, we estimate the luminosity due to star formation by removing the AGN, fitting the residual emission. The AGN and star formation contributions to the soft X-ray luminosity (i.e., L_ x, AGN_ and L_ x, SF_) for the remaining 24 Sy2s were estimated from the power-law and thermal luminosities derived from spectral fitting. These luminosities were scaled based on a template derived from XSINGS analysis of normal star-forming galaxies. To account for errors in the luminosities derived from spectral fitting and the spread in the scaling factor, we estimated L_ x, AGN_ and L_ x, SF_ from Monte Carlo simulations. These simulated luminosities agree with L_ x, AGN_ and L_ x, SF_ derived from Chandra imaging analysis within a 3sigma confidence level. Using the infrared [Ne II]12.8 micron and [O IV]26 micron lines as a proxy of star formation and AGN activity, respectively, we independently disentangle the contributions of these two processes to the total soft X-ray emission. This decomposition generally agrees with L_ x, SF_ and L_ x, AGN_ at the 3sigma level. In the absence of resolvable nuclear emission, our decomposition method provides a reasonable estimate of emission due to star formation in galaxies hosting type 2 AGNs. Key words: galaxies: Seyfert, galaxies: starburst, infrared: galaxies, X-rays: galaxies
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