Monday, March 19, 2012

New HEAsoft release: eqpair and related models

The new XSPEC (v12.7.1) has updated eqpair, eqtherm, compth, compps and ntee models. These now all use the same Compton reflection code as reflect and ireflct. This may change results slightly for ionized reflectors because the new code uses the input spectrum to calculate ionization fractions while the old code assumed a power-law.

Note however that these models are still not using a realistic physical model for the ionized reflector.

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