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Relativistic reflection: Review and recent developments in modeling

Dauser, T. and García, J. and Wilms, J. (2016) Relativistic reflection: Review and recent developments in modeling. Astronomische Nachrichten, 337 (4-5). pp. 362-367. ISSN 0004-6337. doi:10.1002/asna.201612314.

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Measuring relativistic reflection is an important tool to study the innermost regions of the an accreting black hole system. In the following we present a brief review on the different aspects contributing to the relativistic reflection. The combined approach is for the first time incorporated in the new "relxill" model. The advantages of this more self-consistent approach are briefly summarized. A special focus is put on the new definition of the intrinsic reflection fraction in the lamp post geometry, which allows to draw conclusions about the primary source of radiation in these system. Additionally the influence of the high energy cutoff of the primary source on the reflection spectrum is motivated, revealing the remarkable capabilities of constraining E_cut by measuring relativistic reflection spectra from NuSTAR, preferably with lower energy coverage.

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Official Citation:Dauser, T., García, J. and Wilms, J. (2016), Relativistic reflection: Review and recent developments in modeling. Astron. Nachr., 337: 362–367. doi: 10.1002/asna.201612314
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