Slim accretion disk model
This is an X-ray spectral model from optically-thick Advection Dominant Accretion Flow, often called "slim disk", which is expected when the mass accretion rate is very high (Kawaguchi 2003). The model spectra were calculated by Dr. Toshihiro Kawaguchi (kawaguti AT kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp) and the FITS conversion was made by Drs. Ken Ebisawa (ebisawa AT isas.jaxa.jp) and Takashi Okajima (okajima AT milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov). This model was used in Vierdayanti et al. (2006) and Okajima et al (2006) to model X-ray spectra from Ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs).
Seven different spectral models are available in the FITS table model with the following different assumptions.
The relativistic effects include gravitational redshift and transverse Doppler effect in the Schwarzchild metric.
In addition to the model ID, which is the fourth parameter, there are three free parameters besides normalization;
Unit of the normalization is (10kpc/d)^2, where d is the distance in kpc.
The table model file is available in gzipped format as kawaguchi2003.fits.gz.
Keith Arnaud, Lab. for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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