Spectral modeling of the three spectral states of the Galactic microquasar GRS 1915+105
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warsaw, Poland e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: P. T. Życki, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 7 January 2003
We have analyzed Rossi X–ray Timing Explorer spectral data of the Galactic micro-quasar GRS 1915+105 in its various spectral states, as defined by Belloni et al. (2000). In states A and B the spectra are dominated by a strong soft thermal component, accompanied by a weak harder tail. The soft component is rather complex and cannot be described as a simple accretion disk emission. Relativistic effects in Kerr metric contribute to the complexity of the soft component but are not sufficient to fully account for it. As found previously, state C spectra are dominated by a Comptonized component, with small contribution from disk photons. The X–ray reprocessed component is highly significant in those spectra and, in contrast to the usual hard state spectra from accreting black holes, it is highly ionized.
Key words: accretion, accretion disks / stars: individual: GRS 1915+105 / X-rays: binaries
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