- Conference date: 20–22 October 2008
- Location: Annapolis (Maryland)
Measuring metallicity in the nuclear regions of AGNs is difficult because only a few lines are observed and ionization correction becomes a major problem. Nitrogen to carbon ratio has been widely used as an indicator for metallicity, but precise measurements have been lacking. We made such measurements for the first time using a wide baseline of ionization states with observations from FUSE, HST and Chandra. O VI observations with FUSE were crucial in this effort. We measured super‐solar metallicities in two AGNs and found that N/C does not scale with metallicity. This suggests that chemical enrichment scenario in nuclear regions of galaxies may be different from traditional models of metal enrichment.
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