Relativistically Smeared Iron Lines in the Spectra of Bright NS LMXB

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Abstract

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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteInternational Simbol-X Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 1126, pp. 335-337
Pagine335-337
Numero di pagine3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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NomeAIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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D'Ai', A., Iaria, R., Robba, N., Di Salvo, T., 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 (pagg. 335-337). (AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS).