A self-consistent approach to the reflection component in 4U 1705-44

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Abstract

High-resolution spectroscopy has recently revealed in many neutron-star Low-Mass X-ray binaries that the shape of the broad iron line observed in the 6.4-6.97 keV range is consistently well fitted by a relativistically smeared line profile. We show here spectral fitting results using a newly developed self-consistent reflection model on XMM-Newton data of the LMXB 4U 1705-44 during a period when the source was in a bright soft state. This reflection model adopts a blackbody prescription for the shape of the impinging radiation field, that we physically associate with the boundary layer emission. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-RAY ASTRONOMY-2009: PRESENT STATUS, MULTI-WAVELENGTH APPROACH AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
Pages63-66
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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