More models for XSPEC
The following models have been publically released by their authors
but were not included in the latest release (12.9.1). Those that are
table models can simply be downloaded
and used in XSPEC using the
atable or mtable commands. Other models can be installed as local models.
Some of these models are also available through GitHub.
If you have models that you would like to make available to a wider
public please contact Keith Arnaud (Keith.A.Arnaud-at-nasa.gov).
This page was last updated on Nov 9th, 2017.
- Model for high-resolution X-ray absorption
from material in ionization equilibrium from Gatuzz and Churazov:ioneq.
Model added 11/9/17.
- Leptonic relativistic jet model from Gardner
and Done: jet.
Model added 10/12/17.
- Strangeon star atmosphere model from Wang et
Model added 5/22/17.
and Wolff self-consistent cyclotron line model:bw.
Model added 6/16/16.
reflection model from Dauser and Garcia which combines relconv and xillver: relxill.
Model added 1/23/14. Updated 7/15/14. Updated (v0.3a)
10/15/15. Updated (v0.4a) 1/18/15.
- Two-phase Comptonization model of soft
thermal seed photons for GRB prompt emission: grbcomp.
Model added 9/4/15. Updated 3/10/17 to remove dependence on gsl.
- Propagating fluctuations in the mass
accretion rate of a precessing flow as a power spectral model for
black hole binaries: propfluc
This is not a model for energy spectra but for power spectrum from
timing data. Model added 8/2/11. New much faster version with more
- Cluster mass models from Nulsen et al.:
clmass, nfwmass, monomass
Model added 9/3/11. Updated 1/31/12.
- Line profiles from hot star winds;
absorption of X-rays from hot star winds: windprof, hwind, hewind, windtabs.
Model added 1/30/13. Updated on 8/4/15. Installation instructions
- Photoionization models from Ali
Kinkhabwala produced as part of a PhD thesis at Columbia Astrophysics
Laboratory : photoion, phai, phxi, miabs, siabs, xiabs, neutral,
vneutral, addext, mulext, tauext.
Model added 4/7/06. Updated 11/7/06 to include some input data files
that were accidentally left out of the tar file.
- Absorption due to gas in coronal equilibrium
Model added 12/2/05. Updated on 02/29/08. Updated on 08/25/08.
- XSTAR warm absorber model : warmabs.
Model added 07/27/05. Updated on 02/29/08. Updated on 08/25/08.
- KY models from Dovciak et al. for accretion disk
spectra in the strong gravity regime : kyrline, kyconv.
Model added 07/18/05. Updated on 11/10/11
- Beckwith and Done's line profiles from a Keplerian disk around a
black hole : kdline0, kdconv0, kdline1, kdconv1.
Model added 05/12/05.
Older local models now included as standard in the current release
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