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J/A+A/607/A31       RefleX : X-ray-tracing code                (Paltani+, 2017)

RefleX: X-ray absorption and reflection in active galactic nuclei for arbitrary geometries. Paltani S., Ricci C. <Astron. Astrophys. 607, A31 (2017)> =2017A&A...607A..31P (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Models ; Active gal. nuclei ; Galaxies, Seyfert ; QSOs ; X-ray sources Keywords: X-rays: general - galaxies: nuclei - galaxies: Seyfert - methods: numerical Abstract: Reprocessed X-ray radiation carries important information about the structure and physical characteristics of the material surrounding the supermassive black hole (SMBH) in active galactic nuclei (AGN). We report here on a newly developed simulation platform, RefleX, which allows to reproduce absorption and reflection by quasi-arbitrary geometries. We show here the reliability of our approach by comparing the results of our simulations with existing spectral models such as pexrav, MYTorus and BNTorus. RefleX implements both Compton scattering on free electrons and Rayleigh scattering and Compton scattering on bound electrons. We show the effect of bound-electron corrections on a torus geometry simulated like in MYTorus. We release with this paper the RefleX executable, as well as RXTorus, a model that assumes absorption and reflection from a torus with a varying ratio of the minor to major axis of the torus. To allow major flexibility RXTorus is also distributed in three components: absorbed primary emission, scattered radiation and fluorescent lines. RXTorus is provided for different values of the abundance, and with (atomic configuration) or without (free-electron configuration) taking into account Rayleigh scattering and bound electrons. We apply the RXTorus model in both configurations on the XMM-Newton and NuSTAR spectrum of the Compton-thick AGN NGC 424 and find that the models are able to reproduce very well the observations, but that the assumption on the bound or free state of the electrons has significant consequences on the fit parameters. Description: We provide here the RefleX executable, for both Linux and MacOSX, together with the User Manual and example script file and output file Running (for instance): reflex_linux will produce the file reflex.out Note that the results may differ slightly depending on the OS, because of slight differences in some implementations numerical computations. The difference are scientifically meaningless. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file reflex.out 30 4000 Sample RefleX output reflex.par 76 22 Sample RefleX parameter file reflex_linux 512 610 RefleX executable for Linux reflex_macosx 512 537 RefleX executable for MacOSX reflex_um.pdf 512 316 User manual for RefleX
Acknowledgements: Stephane Paltani, Stephane.Paltani(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 06-Nov-2017
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