# X-ray reflected spectra from accretion disk models. I. Constant density atmospheres - Astrophysics > High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

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Abstract: We present new models for illuminated accretion disks, their structure andreprocessed emission. We consider the effects of incident X-rays on the surfaceof an accretion disk by solving simultaneously the equations of radiativetransfer, energy balance and ionization equilibrium over a large range ofcolumn densities. We assume plane-parallel geometry and azimuthal symmetry,such that each calculation corresponds to a ring at a given distance from thecentral object. Our models include recent and complete atomic data for K-shellprocesses of the iron and oxygen isonuclear sequences. We examine the effect onthe spectrum of fluorescent K$\alpha$ line emission and absorption in theemitted spectrum. We also explore the dependence of the spectrum on thestrength of the incident X-rays and other input parameters, and discuss theimportance of Comptonization on the emitted spectrum.

Author: Javier Garcia, Timothy Kallman

Source: https://arxiv.org/