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xspexrav

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Synopsis

Exponentially cutoff power law reflected from neutral matter. XSpec model.

Description

Exponentially cutoff power law spectrum reflected from neutral material (Magdziarz and Zdziarski 1995, MNRAS, 273, 837). The output spectrum is the sum of an e-folded power law and the reflection component.

The reflection component alone can be obtained for relRefl < 0. Then the actual reflection normalization is |relRefl|. Note that you then need to change the limits of relRefl to exclude zero (as then the direct component appears). If foldE = 0 there is no cutoff in the power law.

The metal and iron abundance are variable with respect to those defined by the set_xsabund command. The opacities are from Balucinska and McCammon (ApJ 400, 699 and 1994, private communication). H and He are assumed to be fully ionized.

The core of this model is a Greens' function integration with one numerical integral performed for each model energy. The numerical integration is done using an adaptive method which continues until a given estimated fractional precision is reached. The precision can be changed by setting PEXRAV_PRECISION, e.g., 'xset PEXRAV_PRECISION 0.05' (see 'ahelp set_xsxset'). The default precision is 0.01 (i.e., 1%).

This is an additive model component.

xspexrav Parameters

Number Name Description
1 phoindex power law photon index, N_E prop. to E^(-PhoIndx)
2 folde the e-folding energy in keV (if foldE=0, there is no cutoff; change the lower limit for that)
3 rel_refl reflection scaling factor; if < 0, there is no direct component; relRefl=1 for isotropic source above disk
4 redshift redshift, z
5 abund abundance of elements heavier than He relative to that defined by set_xsabund
6 fe_abund iron abundance relative to that defined by set_xsabund
7 cosincl cosine of inclination angle
8 norm photon flux at 1 keV (photons/keV/cm^2/s) of the power law only in the observed frame

XSpec version

This information is taken from the XSpec User's Guide. Version 12.8.0k of the XSpec models is supplied with CIAO 4.6.

Bugs

For a list of known bugs and issues with the XSPEC models, please visit the XSPEC bugs page.

See Also

models
absorptionedge, absorptiongaussian, absorptionlorentz, absorptionvoigt, accretiondisk, atten, bbody, bbodyfreq, beta1d, beta2d, blackbody, box1d, box2d, bpl1d, bremsstrahlung, brokenpowerlaw, ccm, const1d, const2d, cos, delta1d, delta2d, dered, devaucouleurs2d, disk2d, edge, emissiongaussian, emissionlorentz, emissionvoigt, erf, erfc, exp, exp10, fm, gauss1d, gauss2d, hubblereynolds, jdpileup, linebroad, list_model_components, list_models, lmc, log, log10, logabsorption, logemission, logparabola, lorentz1d, lorentz2d, models, normbeta1d, normgauss1d, normgauss2d, opticalgaussian, poisson, polynom1d, polynom2d, polynomial, powerlaw, powlaw1d, recombination, scale1d, scale2d, schechter, seaton, sersic2d, shell2d, sin, sm, smc, sqrt, stephi1d, steplo1d, tablemodel, tan, xgal, xs, xsabsori, xsacisabs, xsapec, xsbapec, xsbbody, xsbbodyrad, xsbexrav, xsbexriv, xsbkn2pow, xsbknpower, xsbmc, xsbremss, xsbvapec, xsbvvapec, xsc6mekl, xsc6pmekl, xsc6pvmkl, xsc6vmekl, xscabs, xscemekl, xscevmkl, xscflow, xscompbb, xscompls, xscompps, xscompst, xscompth, xscomptt, xsconstant, xscplinear, xscutoffpl, xscyclabs, xsdisk, xsdiskbb, xsdiskir, xsdiskline, xsdiskm, xsdisko, xsdiskpbb, xsdiskpn, xsdust, xsedge, xseplogpar, xseqpair, xseqtherm, xsequil, xsexpabs, xsexpdec, xsexpfac, xsezdiskbb, xsgabs, xsgadem, xsgaussian, xsgnei, xsgrad, xsgrbm, xshighecut, xshrefl, xskerrbb, xskerrd, xskerrdisk, xslaor, xslaor2, xslogpar, xslorentz, xsmeka, xsmekal, xsmkcflow, xsnei, xsnotch, xsnpshock, xsnsa, xsnsagrav, xsnsatmos, xsnsmax, xsnteea, xsnthcomp, xsoptxagn, xsoptxagnf, xspcfabs, xspegpwrlw, xspexmon, xspexriv, xsphabs, xsplabs, xsplcabs, xsposm, xspowerlaw, xspshock, xspwab, xsraymond, xsredden, xsredge, xsrefsch, xssedov, xssirf, xssmedge, xsspexpcut, xsspline, xssrcut, xssresc, xssss_ice, xsstep, xsswind1, xstbabs, xstbgrain, xstbvarabs, xsuvred, xsvapec, xsvarabs, xsvbremss, xsvequil, xsvgadem, xsvgnei, xsvmcflow, xsvmeka, xsvmekal, xsvnei, xsvnpshock, xsvphabs, xsvpshock, xsvraymond, xsvsedov, xsvvapec, xswabs, xswndabs, xsxion, xszbbody, xszbremss, xszdust, xszedge, xszgauss, xszhighect, xszigm, xszpcfabs, xszphabs, xszpowerlw, xszredden, xszsmdust, xsztbabs, xszvarabs, xszvfeabs, xszvphabs, xszwabs, xszwndabs, xszxipcf

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