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Broad-band spectral evolution and temporal variability of IGR J17091-3624 during its 2016 outburst: SWIFT and NuSTAR results

Radhika, D and Sreehari, H and Nandi, A and Iyer, N and Mandal, S (2018) Broad-band spectral evolution and temporal variability of IGR J17091-3624 during its 2016 outburst: SWIFT and NuSTAR results. In: ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, 363 (9).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10509-018-3411-1


We report on the 2016 outburst of the transient Galactic Black Hole candidate IGR J17091-3624 based on the observation campaign carried out with SWIFT and NuSTAR. The outburst profile, as observed with SWIFT-XRT, shows a typical `q'-shape in the Hardness Intensity Diagram (HID). Based on the spectral and temporal evolution of the different parameters, we are able to identify all the spectral states in the q-profile of HID and the Hardness-RMS diagram (HRD). Both XRT and NuSTAR observations show an evolution of low frequency Quasi periodic oscillations (QPOs) during the low hard and hard intermediate states of the outburst rising phase. We also find mHz QPOs along-with distinct coherent class variabilities (heartbeat oscillations) with different timescales, similar to the -class (observed in GRS 1915+105). Phenomenological modelling of the broad-band XRT and NuSTAR spectra also reveals the evolution of high energy cut-off and presence of reflection from ionized material during the rising phase of the outburst. Further, we conduct the modelling of X-ray spectra of SWIFT and NuSTAR in 0.5-79 keV to understand the accretion flow dynamics based on two component flow model. From this modelling, we constrain the mass of the source to be in the range of with 90% confidence, which is consistent with earlier findings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SPRINGER
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belong to SPRINGER, VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
Keywords: Accretion, accretion disks; Black hole physics; X-rays: binaries; ISM: jets and outflows; Stars: individual: IGR J17091-3624
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 14:55
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60649

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