ACCRETION FLOW PROPERTIES of MAXI J1543-564 during 2011 OUTBURST from the TCAF SOLUTION

Debjit Chatterjee, Dipak Debnath, Sandip K. Chakrabarti, Santanu Mondal, Arghajit Jana

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Abstract

We derive accretion flow properties of the transient black hole candidate (BHC) MAXI J1543-564 using the RXTE data. We use the two-component advective flow (TCAF) solution to fit the data of the initial rising phase of outburst (from 2011 May 10 to 15). The 2.5-25 keV spectra are fitted using the TCAF solution fits file as a local additive table model in XSPEC. We extract physical flow parameters such as the two-component (Keplerian disk and sub-Keplerian halo) accretion rates and size and the property of the Compton cloud (post-shock region close to a black hole). Similar to other classical transient BHCs, monotonic evolution of low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) is observed during the rising phase of the outburst, which is fitted with the propagating oscillatory shock (POS) model, which describes how the Compton cloud properties change from day to day. From the nature of variations of TCAF model fitted physical flow parameters and QPOs, we only found hard-intermediate and soft-intermediate spectral states during this phase of the outburst under study. We also calculated the frequency of the dominating QPOs from the TCAF model fitted shock parameters and found that they roughly match with the observed and POS model fitted values. From our spectro-temporal study of the source with TCAF and POS models, the most probable mass of the BHC is found to be 12.6-14.0 M o, or .

Original languageEnglish
Article number88
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume827
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • X-Rays: binaries
  • accretion, accretion disks
  • radiation: dynamics
  • shock waves
  • stars: black holes
  • stars: individual (MAXI J1543564)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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