- Evolution of the hot flow of MAXI J1543-564
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Volume | Issue number
- 440 | 3
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- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
We present a spectral and timing analysis of the black hole (BH) candidate MAXI J1543-564 during its 2011 outburst. As shown in previous work, the source follows the standard evolution of a BH outburst. During the rising phase of the outburst, we detect an abrupt change in timing behaviour associated with the occurrence of a type-B quasi-periodic oscillation (QPO). This QPO and the simultaneously detected radio emission mark the transition between hard and soft intermediate state. We fit power spectra from the rising phase of the outburst using the recently proposed model propfluc. This assumes a truncated disc/hot inner flow geometry, with mass accretion rate fluctuations propagating through a precessing inner flow. We link the propfluc physical parameters to the phenomenological multi-Lorentzian fit parameters. The physical parameter dominating the QPO frequency is the truncation radius, while broad-band noise characteristics are also influenced by the radial surface density and emissivity profiles of the flow. In the outburst rise, we found that the truncation radius decreases from ro ∼ 24 to 10 Rg, and the surface density increases faster than the mass accretion rate, as previously reported for XTE J1550-564. Two soft intermediate state observations could not be fitted with propfluc, and we suggest that they are coincident with the ejection of material from the inner regions of the flow in a jet or accretion of these regions into the BH horizon, explaining the drop in QPO frequency and suppression of broad-band variability preferentially at high-energy bands coincident with a radio flare.
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