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DETERMINATION OF THE MASS OF IGR J17091-3624 FROM ``SPECTRO-TEMPORAL'' VARIATIONS DURING THE ONSET PHASE OF THE 2011 OUTBURST

Iyer, N and Nandi, A and Mandal, S (2015) DETERMINATION OF THE MASS OF IGR J17091-3624 FROM ``SPECTRO-TEMPORAL'' VARIATIONS DURING THE ONSET PHASE OF THE 2011 OUTBURST. In: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 807 (1).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org /10.1088/0004-637X/807/1/108

Abstract

The 2011 outburst of the black hole candidate IGR J17091-3624 followed the canonical track of state transitions along with the evolution of quasi-periodic oscillation (QPO) frequencies before it began exhibiting various variability classes similar to GRS 1915+105. We use this canonical evolution of spectral and temporal properties to determine the mass of IGR J17091-3624, using three different methods: photon index (Gamma)-QPO frequency (nu) correlation, QPO frequency (nu)-time (day) evolution, and broadband spectral modeling based on two-component advective flow (TCAF). We provide a combined mass estimate for the source using a naive Bayes based joint likelihood approach. This gives a probable mass range of 11.8 M-circle dot-13.7 M-circle dot. Considering each individual estimate and taking the lowermost and uppermost bounds among all three methods, we get a mass range of 8.7 M-circle dot-15.6 M-circle dot with 90% confidence. We discuss the possible implications of our findings in the context of two-component accretion flow.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: accretion, accretion disks; black hole physics; radiation mechanisms: non-thermal; X-rays: individual (IGR J17091-3624)
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 15:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52247

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