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dc.contributor.authorCaballero-García, María Doloresen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, J. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKuulkers, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTrigo, M. D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHoman, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLewin, W. H. G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKretschmar, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDomingo-Garau, Alberten_US
dc.contributor.authorMas-Hesse, J. Miguelen_US
dc.contributor.authorWijnands, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFabian, A. C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFender, R. P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKlis, M. van deren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-18T07:55:51Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-18T07:55:51Z-
dc.date.issued2007-11-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationAstrophysical Journal 669(1): 534-545 (2007)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-637X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/13063-
dc.description12 pages, 10 figures, 3 tables.-- ISI Article Identifier: 000250480600041.-- ArXiv pre-print available at: http://arxiv.org/abs/0706.1302en_US
dc.description.abstractWe present broadband (3-500 keV) INTEGRAL X-ray spectra and X-ray/optical light curves of the luminous black hole X-ray transient and relativistic jet source GRO J1655-40. Our analysis covers four Target of Opportunity observations of the outburst that started in 2005 February. We find that the high-energy emission of GRO J1655-40 can be modeled well with an unbroken power law (with photon indices Γ of 1.72 ± 0.03 and 2.21 ± 0.04 for the first and second observations). These correspond to hard and thermal-dominant states, respectively. In contrast to many other black hole spectra, high-energy complexity in the form of a break or cutoff is not required for the hard state, contrary to previous expectations. We show for the first time that Comptonization by nonthermal electrons is the dominant process behind the high-energy emission in the hard state. We discuss our results in terms of models for broadband emission and accretion flows in stellar-mass black holes.-
dc.description.sponsorshipMDCG is a MEC funded PhD student supported under grants PNE2003-04352+ESP2005-07714-C03-03. This work is based on observations made with INTEGRAL, an ESA science mission with instruments and science data centre funded by ESA member states and with the participation of Russia and the USA.-
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dc.publisherAmerican Astronomical Society-
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing-
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.subjectAccretion and accretion disks-
dc.subjectBinaries: general-
dc.subjectBlack hole physics-
dc.subjectGamma rays: observations-
dc.subjectRadiation mechanisms: non-thermal-
dc.subjectRadiation mechanisms: thermal-
dc.titleThe high-energy emission of GRO J1655-40 as revealed with INTEGRAL spectroscopy of the 2005 outbursten_US
dc.typeartículoen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/520764-
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer revieweden_US
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1086/520764-
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