X-ray line emission from sco X-1

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

3 Scopus citations


THE emission of line radiation from hot optically thin plasmas is discussed by Tucker and Gould1, who find that line emission should be significant for plasma temperatures of 5 × 107 K. Calculations of line strengths were carried out by Tucker for three models of Sco X-1, assuming different compositions. As an example, assuming cosmic abundance, the predicted energy in line radiation from Fe+24 and Fe+25 is equal to 1/100 of the total radiated energy between 2 and 8 (ref. 2). In a high density plasma, however, the predictions must be modified to take account of electron scattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-161
Number of pages2
Issue number5215
StatePublished - 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


Dive into the research topics of 'X-ray line emission from sco X-1'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this