BeppoSAX/PDS study of the Piccinotti sample of AGN
G. Di Cocco
The BeppoSAX public archive has been searched for high energy data
obtained with the PDS instrument on the Piccinotti sample of AGN. Of
the 36 objects included in the sample, 15 are now public and their
15-200 keV spectra have been analysed in order to define the
characteristics of their high energy emission. Preliminary results
are presented which indicate that in those cases where the statistical
quality of the data is high, fitting with a simple power law is not
always sufficient. In these cases, of spectral complexity, addition of
a reflection component can significantly improve the quality of the
fit. The possible presence of a high energy cut-off is also analysed
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On 16 Jul 1999, 09:18.