Last modified: December 2018

URL: http://cxc.harvard.edu/sherpa/ahelp/xscemekl.html
AHELP for CIAO 4.11 Sherpa v1

xscemekl

Context: models

Synopsis

The XSPEC cemekl model: plasma emission, multi-temperature using mekal.

Syntax

xscemekl

The xscemekl model is an additive model component.

Description

The model is described at [1] .


Example

>>> create_model_component("xscemekl", "mdl")
>>> print(mdl)

Create a component of the xscemekl model and display its default parameters. The output is:

mdl
   Param        Type          Value          Min          Max      Units
   -----        ----          -----          ---          ---      -----
   mdl.alpha    frozen            1         0.01           10           
   mdl.Tmax     thawed            1         0.01          100        keV
   mdl.nH       frozen            1        1e-05        1e+19      cm^-3
   mdl.abundanc frozen            1            0           10           
   mdl.redshift frozen            0       -0.999           10           
   mdl.switch   frozen            1            0            1           
   mdl.norm     thawed            1            0        1e+24           

ATTRIBUTES

The attributes for this object are:

alpha

The power-law index of the emissivity function.

Tmax

The maxmimum temperature, in keV.

nH

H density, in cm^-3.

abundanc

The abundance relative to Solar, as set by set_xsabund .

redshift

The redshift of the plasma.

switch

If 0, the mekal code is run to evaluate the model; if 1 then interpolation of the mekal data is used; if 2 then interpolation of APEC data is used. See [1] for more details. This parameter can not be thawed.

norm

The normalization of the model.

References

XSPEC version

CIAO 4.11 comes with support for version 12.10.0e of the XSPEC models. This can be checked with the following:

% python -c 'from sherpa.astro import xspec;
print(xspec.get_xsversion())'
12.10.0e

Bugs

See the bugs pages on the Sherpa website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.

See Also

models
xscevmkl