2013ApJ...763...48R


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2013ApJ...763...48R - Astrophys. J., 763, 48 (2013/January-3)

Evidence of light-bending effects and its implication for spectral state transitions.

REIS R.C., MILLER J.M., REYNOLDS M.T., FABIAN A.C., WALTON D.J., CACKETT E. and STEINER J.F.

Abstract (from CDS):

It has long been speculated that the nature of the hard X-ray corona may be an important second driver of black hole state transitions, in addition to the mass accretion rate through the disk. However, a clear physical picture of coronal changes has not yet emerged. We present results from a systematic analysis of Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer observations of the stellar-mass black hole binary XTE J1650-500. All spectra with significant hard X-ray detections were fit using a self-consistent, relativistically blurred disk reflection model suited to high ionization regimes. Importantly, we find evidence that both the spectral and timing properties of black hole states may be partially driven by the height of the X-ray corona above the disk, and related changes in how gravitational light bending affects the corona-disk interaction. Specifically, the evolution of the power-law, thermal disk, and relativistically convolved reflection components in our spectral analysis indicates that: (1) the disk inner radius remains constant at rin=1.65 ±0.08 GM/c 2 (consistent with values found for the ISCO of XTE J1650-500 in other works) throughout the transition from the brighter phases of the low-hard state to the intermediate states (both the hard-intermediate and soft-intermediate), through to the soft state and back; (2) the ratio between the observed reflected X-ray flux and power-law continuum (the "reflection fraction," R) increases sharply at the transition between the hard-intermediate and soft-intermediate states ("ballistic" jets are sometimes launched at this transition); (3) both the frequency and coherence of the high-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations observed in XTE J1650-500 increase with R. We discuss our results in terms of black hole states and the nature of black hole accretion flows across the mass scale.

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Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion disks - black hole physics - line: profiles - relativistic processes - X-rays: individual: XTE J1650-500

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Number of rows : 7

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 NGC 3783 Sy1 11 39 01.7095761008 -37 44 19.008597647   12.46 13.43 11.33 12.1 ~ 1503 0
2 ESO 383-35 Sy1 13 35 53.7686909139 -34 17 44.139127597   13.89 13.61 8.9   ~ 1400 0
3 V* V381 Nor HXB 15 50 58.6520652623 -56 28 35.309070422   17.95 16.6     K3III 1062 0
4 [GHJ2008] 3 HXB 16 50 00.980 -49 57 43.60     11.89     K4V 358 0
5 V* V821 Ara HXB 17 02 49.3810714542 -48 47 23.163091737 16.20 16.30 15.5     ~ 1826 0
6 MAXI J1836-194 XB* 18 35 43.440 -19 19 10.48           ~ 113 0
7 HD 226868 HXB 19 58 21.6758193269 +35 12 05.782512305 9.38 9.72 8.91 8.42   O9.7Iabpvar 3997 0

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