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査読有り 筆頭著者 責任著者 本文へのリンクあり
2006年7月3日

X-ray Spectral Study of the Photoionized Stellar Wind in Vela~X-1

Astrophysical Journal
  • Shin Watanabe
  • ,
  • Masao Sako
  • ,
  • Manabu Ishida
  • ,
  • Yoshitaka Ishisaki
  • ,
  • Steven M. Kahn
  • ,
  • Takayoshi Kohmura
  • ,
  • Fumiaki Nagase
  • ,
  • Frederik Paerels
  • ,
  • Tadayuki Takahashi

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421
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437
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研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1086/507458

We present results from quantitative modeling and spectral analysis of the
high mass X-ray binary Vela X-1 obtained with the Chandra HETGS. The spectra
exhibit emission lines from H-like and He-like ions driven by photoionization,
as well as fluorescent emission lines from several elements in lower charge
states. In order to interpret and make full use of the high-quality data, we
have developed a simulator, which calculates the ionization and thermal
structure of a stellar wind photoionized by an X-ray source, and performs Monte
Carlo simulations of X-ray photons propagating through the wind. The emergent
spectra are then computed as a function of the viewing angle accurately
accounting for photon transport in three dimensions including dynamics. From
comparisons of the observed spectra with the simulation results, we are able to
find the ionization structure and the geometrical distribution of material in
Vela X-1 that can reproduce the observed spectral line intensities and
continuum shapes at different orbital phases remarkably well. It is found that
a large fraction of X-ray emission lines from highly ionized ions are formed in
the region between the neutron star and the companion star. We also find that
the fluorescent X-ray lines must be produced in at least three distinct regions
--(1)the extended stellar wind, (2)reflection off the stellar photosphere, and
(3)in a distribution of dense material partially covering and possibly trailing
the neutron star, which may be associated with an accretion wake. Finally, from
detailed analysis of the emission lines, we demonstrate that the stellar wind
is affected by X-ray photoionization.

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1086/507458
arXiv
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0607025
URL
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0607025v1
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ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1086/507458
  • ISSN : 0004-637X
  • eISSN : 1538-4357
  • arXiv ID : astro-ph/0607025
  • SCOPUS ID : 33845690827

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