Relativistically Smeared Iron Lines in the Spectra of Bright NS LMXB

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We present preliminary results of a study on three bright accreting low-mass X-ray binaries hosting a neutron star, based on XMM-Newton observations. These sources (GX 340+0, GX 349+2 and SAX J1808.4-3658) show a broad Fe K alpha iron line in their spectra. This feature can be well described by relativistic line profile in each case; the good spectral resolution of the EPIC/PN and the high statistics spectra allow to put very good constraints on the disk geometry and ionization stage of the reflecting matter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Simbol-X Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 1126, pp. 335-337
Pages335-337
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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iron
XMM-Newton telescope
spectral resolution
newton
neutron stars
statistics
ionization
profiles
geometry
x rays

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D'Ai', A., Robba, N., Di Salvo, T., Iaria, R., Matt, & Papitto (2009). Relativistically Smeared Iron Lines in the Spectra of Bright NS LMXB. In International Simbol-X Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 1126, pp. 335-337 (pp. 335-337). (AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS).

Relativistically Smeared Iron Lines in the Spectra of Bright NS LMXB. / D'Ai', Antonino; Robba, Natale; Di Salvo, Tiziana; Iaria, Rosario; Matt; Papitto.

International Simbol-X Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 1126, pp. 335-337. 2009. p. 335-337 (AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS).

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D'Ai', A, Robba, N, Di Salvo, T, Iaria, R, Matt & Papitto 2009, Relativistically Smeared Iron Lines in the Spectra of Bright NS LMXB. in International Simbol-X Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 1126, pp. 335-337. AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, pp. 335-337.
D'Ai' A, Robba N, Di Salvo T, Iaria R, Matt, Papitto. Relativistically Smeared Iron Lines in the Spectra of Bright NS LMXB. In International Simbol-X Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 1126, pp. 335-337. 2009. p. 335-337. (AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS).
D'Ai', Antonino ; Robba, Natale ; Di Salvo, Tiziana ; Iaria, Rosario ; Matt ; Papitto. / Relativistically Smeared Iron Lines in the Spectra of Bright NS LMXB. International Simbol-X Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 1126, pp. 335-337. 2009. pp. 335-337 (AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS).
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