The Role of Complex Ionized Absorbers in the Soft X-Ray Spectra of Intermediate Polars

  title={The Role of Complex Ionized Absorbers in the Soft X-Ray Spectra of Intermediate Polars},
  author={Nazma Islam and Koji Mukai},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
In magnetic cataclysmic variables (mCVs), X-ray radiation originates from a shock-heated, multi-temperature plasma in the post-shock region near the white dwarf’s surface. These X-rays are modified by a complex distribution of absorbers in the pre-shock region. The presence of photoionized lines and warm absorber features in the soft X-ray spectra of these mCVs suggests that these absorbers are ionized. We developed the ionized complex absorber model zxipab, which is represented by a power-law… 

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