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xsztbabs

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Synopsis

Calculates the absorption of X-rays by the ISM for modeling redshifted absorption. Does not include a dust component. XSpec model.

Description

The Tuebingen-Boulder ISM absorption model. This model calculates the cross-section for X-ray absorption by the ISM as the sum of the cross-sections for X-ray absorption due to the gas-phase ISM and the molecules in the ISM. In the molecular contribution to the ISM cross-section, only molecular hydrogen is considered. In the gas-phase ISM, the cross-section is the sum of the photoionization cross-sections of the different elements, weighted by abundance and taking into account depletion onto grains. In addition to the updates to the photoionization cross-sections, the gas-phase cross-section differs from previous values as a result of updates to the ISM abundances. Details of updates to the photoionization cross-sections as well as to abundances can be found in Wilms, Allen and McCray (2000, ApJ 542, 914). Note that this model differs from xstbabs in that grains are not included.

This is a multiplicative model component.

xsztbabs Parameters

Number Name Description
1 nh equivalent hydrogen column (in units of 10^22 atoms/cm^2)
2 redshift redshift, z

XSpec version

This information is taken from the XSpec User's Guide. Version 12.6.0l of the XSpec models is supplied with CIAO 4.3.

Bugs

For a list of known bugs and issues with the XSPEC models, please visit the XSPEC bugs page.

See Also

models
atten, bbody, bbodyfreq, beta1d, beta2d, box1d, box2d, bpl1d, const1d, const2d, cos, delta1d, delta2d, dered, devaucouleurs2d, edge, erf, erfc, exp, exp10, gauss1d, gauss2d, hubblereynolds, jdpileup, linebroad, list_model_components, list_models, log, log10, logparabola, lorentz1d, lorentz2d, models, normbeta1d, normgauss1d, poisson, polynom1d, polynom2d, powlaw1d, scale1d, scale2d, schechter, sin, sqrt, stephi1d, steplo1d, tablemodel, tan, xs, xsabsori, xsacisabs, xsapec, xsbapec, xsbbody, xsbbodyrad, xsbexrav, xsbexriv, xsbkn2pow, xsbknpower, xsbmc, xsbremss, xsbvapec, xsc6mekl, xsc6pmekl, xsc6pvmkl, xsc6vmekl, xscabs, xscemekl, xscevmkl, xscflow, xscompbb, xscompls, xscompps, xscompst, xscomptt, xsconstant, xscutoffpl, xscyclabs, xsdisk, xsdiskbb, xsdiskir, xsdiskline, xsdiskm, xsdisko, xsdiskpbb, xsdiskpn, xsdust, xsedge, xsequil, xsexpabs, xsexpdec, xsexpfac, xsezdiskbb, xsgabs, xsgaussian, xsgnei, xsgrad, xsgrbm, xshighecut, xshrefl, xskerrbb, xskerrd, xskerrdisk, xslaor, xslaor2, xslorentz, xsmeka, xsmekal, xsmkcflow, xsnei, xsnotch, xsnpshock, xsnsa, xsnsagrav, xsnsatmos, xsnsmax, xsnteea, xsnthcomp, xspcfabs, xspegpwrlw, xspexrav, xspexriv, xsphabs, xsplabs, xsplcabs, xsposm, xspowerlaw, xspshock, xspwab, xsraymond, xsredden, xsredge, xsrefsch, xssedov, xssmedge, xsspexpcut, xsspline, xssrcut, xssresc, xssss_ice, xsstep, xsswind1, xstbabs, xstbgrain, xstbvarabs, xsuvred, xsvapec, xsvarabs, xsvbremss, xsvequil, xsvgnei, xsvmcflow, xsvmeka, xsvmekal, xsvnei, xsvnpshock, xsvphabs, xsvpshock, xsvraymond, xsvsedov, xswabs, xswndabs, xsxion, xszbbody, xszbremss, xszdust, xszedge, xszgauss, xszhighect, xszpcfabs, xszphabs, xszpowerlw, xszredden, xszsmdust, xszvarabs, xszvfeabs, xszvphabs, xszwabs, xszwndabs, xszxipcf

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