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Paper: Infrared Number Counts of AGN in the GOODS Fields
Volume: 357, The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos
Page: 303
Authors: Treister, E.; Urry, C.M.; the GOODS AGN Team
Abstract: Using the known numbers and evolution of unobscured AGN, and assuming that there is a large number of corresponding obscured AGN — as expected if AGN unification is correct — we predict the infrared number counts of AGN. These agree well with the observed GOODS Spitzer data at 3.6, 8 and 24 μm, provided that the dust content of the obscuring torus is ∼ 2x less than assumed. This strongly supports the AGN unification picture, and implies a large population of infrared bright obscured AGN at all redshifts and luminosities.
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