X‐Ray Dip Monitoring of XB 1916−053
Grindlay, J. E.
Bloser, P. F.
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CitationNarita, T., J. E. Grindlay, P. F. Bloser, and Y. Chou. 2003. “X‐Ray Dip Monitoring of XB 1916−053.” The Astrophysical Journal 593 (2): 1007–12. https://doi.org/10.1086/376693.
AbstractWe report on the long-term monitoring of X-ray dips from the ultracompact low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) XB 1916-053. Roughly one-month interval observations were carried out with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) during 1996, during which the source varied between dim, hard states and more luminous, soft states. The dip spectra and dip light curves were compared against both the broadband luminosity and the derived mass accretion rate ((M)over dot). The dips spectra could be fitted by an absorbed blackbody plus cutoff power-law nondip spectral model, with additional absorption ranging from 0 to > 100 x 10(22) cm(-2). The amount of additional blackbody absorption was found to vary with the source luminosity. Our results are consistent with an obscuration of the inner disk region by a partially ionized outer disk. The size of the corona, derived from the dip ingress times, was found to be similar to10(9) cm. The corona size did not correlate with the coronal temperature, but seemed to increase when (M)over dot also increased. We discuss our. ndings in the context of an evaporated accretion disk corona model and an ADAF-type model.
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