Last modified: December 2021

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xszkerrbb

Context: models

Synopsis

The XSPEC zkerrbb model: multi-temperature blackbody model for thin accretion disk around a Kerr black hole.

Syntax

xszkerrbb

The xszkerrbb model is an additive model component.

Description

The model is described at [1] .


Example

>>> create_model_component("xszkerrbb", "mdl")
>>> print(mdl)

Create a component of the xszkerrbb model and display its default parameters. The output is:

mdl
   Param        Type          Value          Min          Max      Units
   -----        ----          -----          ---          ---      -----
   mdl.eta      frozen            0            0            1           
   mdl.a        thawed          0.5        -0.99       0.9999           
   mdl.i        frozen           30            0           85        deg
   mdl.Mbh      thawed        1e+07            3        1e+10      M_sun
   mdl.Mdd      thawed            1        1e-05       100000       M0yr
   mdl.z        frozen         0.01            0           10           
   mdl.fcol     frozen            2         -100          100           
   mdl.rflag    frozen            1 -3.40282e+38  3.40282e+38           
   mdl.lflag    frozen            1 -3.40282e+38  3.40282e+38           
   mdl.norm     thawed            1            0        1e+24           

ATTRIBUTES

The attributes for this object are:

Attribute Definition
eta The ratio of the disk power produced by a torque at the disk inner boundary to the disk power arising from accretion. See [1] for more details.
a The specific angular momentum of the black hole in units of the black hole mass M (when G=c=1). It should be in the range [-1, 1).
i The disk inclination angle, in degrees. A face-on disk has i=0. It must be less than or equal to 85 degrees.
Mbh The mass of the black hole, in solar masses.
Mdd The "effective" mass accretion rate in units of M_solar/year. See [1] for more details.
z The redshift of the black hole
fcol The spectral hardening factor, Tcol/Teff. See [1] for more details.
rflag A flag to switch on or off the effect of self irradiation: when greater than zero the self irradition is included, otherwise it is not. This parameter can not be thawed.
lflag A flag to switch on or off the effect of limb darkening: when greater than zero the disk emission is assumed to be limb darkened, otherwise it is isotropic. This parameter can not be thawed.
norm The normalization of the model. It should be fixed to 1 if the inclination, mass, and distance are frozen.

References

Changes in CIAO

New in CIAO 4.14

The xszkerrbb model (added in XSPEC 12.11.0) is new in CIAO 4.14.

XSPEC version

CIAO 4.14 comes with support for version 12.12.0 of the XSPEC models. This can be checked with the following:

% python -c 'from sherpa.astro import xspec;
print(xspec.get_xsversion())'
12.12.0

Bugs

See the bugs pages on the Sherpa website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.

See Also

models
xskerrbb