The Structure and X-ray Recombination Emission of a Centrally Illuminated Accretion Disk Atmosphere and Corona

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We model an accretion disk atmosphere and corona photoionized by a central X-ray continuum source. We calculate the opacity and one-dimensional radiation transfer for an array of disk radii, to obtain the two-dimensional structure of the disk and its X-ray recombination emission. The atmospheric structure is extremely insensitive to the viscosity α. We find… (More)

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