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tapec, vtapec, vvtapec: APEC emission spectrum with separate continuum and line temperatures

An emission spectrum from collisionally-ionized diffuse gas calculated from the AtomDB atomic database. More information can be found at http://atomdb.org/ which should be consulted by anyone running this model. This version of the model allows different temperatures for the continuum and lines. This default version number can be changed by modifying the ATOMDB_VERSION string in your Xspec.init file.

See the documentation on the apec model for a list of the xset options which can be used to change the behaviour of the apec code.

For the tapec model the parameters are:

par1=$kT$ continuum temperature, keV
par2=$kTi$ line temperature, keV
par3 Metal abundances (He fixed at cosmic). The elements included are C, N, O, Ne, Mg, Al, Si, S, Ar, Ca, Fe, Ni. Relative abundances are set by the abund command. The trace element abundances are from xset APEC_TRACE_ABUND, the default is 1.0.
par4 Redshift, z
norm ${10^{-14}\over{4\pi[D_A(1+z)]^2}}\int n_en_HdV$, where $D_A$ is the angular diameter distance to the source (cm), $n_e$ and $n_H$ are the electron and H densities (cm$^{-3}$), respectively

For the vtapec variant the parameters are as follows.

par1=$kT$ continuum temperature, keV
par2=$kTi$ line temperature, keV
par3-par15 Abundances for He, C, N, O, Ne, Mg,Al, Si, S, Ar, Ca, Fe, Ni wrt Solar (defined by the abund command). The trace element abundances are from xset APEC_TRACE_ABUND, the default is 1.0.
par16 redshift, z
norm ${10^{-14}\over{4\pi[D_A(1+z)]^2}}\int n_en_HdV$, where $D_A$ is the angular diameter distance to the source (cm), $n_e$ and $n_H$ are the electron and H densities (cm$^{-3}$), respectively

For the vvtapec variant the parameters are as follows.

par1=$kT$ continuum temperature, keV
par2=$kTi$ line temperature, keV
par3-par32 Abundances for H, He, Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F, Ne, Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, Ar, K, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn wrt Solar (defined by the abund command)
Par33 redshift, z
norm ${10^{-14}\over{4\pi[D_A(1+z)]^2}}\int n_en_HdV$, where $D_A$ is the angular diameter distance to the source (cm), $n_e$ and $n_H$ are the electron and H densities (cm$^{-3}$), respectively


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