Astrophysics and Space Science

, 363:259 | Cite as

The fundamental plane with radiatively efficient blazars

  • Xu ZhangEmail author
  • Haojing Zhang
  • Xiong Zhang
Original Article


In recent years, several previous works find out that there is a new fundamental plane for radiatively efficient AGNs and XRBs that its slope is steeper compared with that of radiatively inefficient AGNs and XRBs. In this work, we compile a sample of 57 radiatively efficient blazars to do the study of fundamental plane with radiatively efficient XRBs. We find radiatively efficient blazars also follow the fundamental plane. But the slope of the fundamental plane for radiatively efficient blazars of correcting anisotropism (\(\log L_{R}=0.763\pm0.103\log L_{X}+1.58\pm0.019\log M-0.114\pm3.841\)) is different with previous work of radiatively efficient AGNs (1.2–1.3). Our results suggest that radiatively efficient blazars may have a new fundamental plane. It might be helpful for us to have a better understanding on theoretical models of radiatively efficient blazars.


Blazar Fundamental plane Correlation 



We sincerely thank the anonymous referee for constructive comments and suggestions. We are very grateful to the work of A.J. Dong et al. (2014), F. Xie and F. Yuan (2017) and D.R. Xiong et al. (2015). The data of this work is also supported by the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED), that is operated by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yunnan ObservatoriesChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Yunnan Normal UniversityKunmingChina

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