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|Title:||A broadband spectral analysis of 4U 1702-429 using XMM-Newton and BeppoSAX data||Authors:||Mazzola, S. M.
Di Salvo, T.
DEL SANTO, MELANIA
Gambino, A. F.
|Issue Date:||2019||Journal:||ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS||Number:||621||First Page:||A89||Abstract:||Context. Most of the X-ray binary systems containing neutron stars classified as Atoll sources show two different spectral states, referred to as soft and hard. Moreover, a large number of these systems show a reflection component relativistically smeared in their spectra, which provides information on the innermost region of the system. <BR /> Aims: Our aim is to investigate the poorly studied broadband spectrum of the low-mass X-ray binary system 4U 1702-429, which was recently analysed combining XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL data. The peculiar value of the reflection fraction brought us to analyse further broadband spectra of 4U 1702-429. <BR /> Methods: We re-analysed the spectrum of the XMM-Newton/INTEGRAL observation of 4U 1702-429 in the 0.3-60 keV energy range and we extracted three 0.1-100 keV spectra of the source analysing three observations collected with the BeppoSAX satellite. <BR /> Results: We find that the XMM-Newton/INTEGRAL spectrum is well fitted using a model composed of a disc blackbody plus a Comptonised component and a smeared reflection component. We used the same spectral model for the BeppoSAX spectra, finding that the addition of a smeared reflection component is statistically significant. The best-fit values of the parameters are compatible to each other for the BeppoSAX spectra. We find that the reflection fraction is 0.05<SUB>-0.01</SUB><SUP>+0.3</SUP> for the XMM-Newton/INTEGRAL spectrum and between 0.15 and 0.4 for the BeppoSAX ones. <BR /> Conclusions: The relative reflection fraction and the ionisation parameter are incompatible between the XMM-Newton/INTEGRAL and the BeppoSAX observations and the characteristics of the Comptonising corona suggest that the source was in a soft state in the former observation and in a hard state in the latter.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/29076||URL:||https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2019/01/aa32383-17/aa32383-17.html||ISSN:||0004-6361||DOI:||10.1051/0004-6361/201732383||Bibcode ADS:||2019A&A...621A..89M||Fulltext:||open|
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