Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Committee Member/Second Reader
Committee Member/Third Reader
We construct reasonably accurate models of the X-Ray spectra of a multitude of sources in M51. We construct both average and individual models for the sources, which are split into 16 groups as the counts per source increases. Then, we create a plot to show how the model-predicted values of column density (nH) and photon index (gamma) change with luminosity. These models will be used to create an accurate X-Ray stellar energy distribution (SED) for M51, and to better understand how the SED changes with environmental factors like metallicity and star formation rate (SFR).
X-ray, luminosity, star formations, metallicity
Siebenmorgen, A. (2022). Emergent Spectra of Young X-Ray Emitting Populations Across Environments. Physics Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/physuht/11