Relativistic Thermal Bremsstrahlung Gaunt Factor for the Intracluster Plasma. III. Analytic Fitting Formula for the Nonrelativistic Exact Gaunt Factor
We present an accurate analytic fitting formula for the thermal bremsstrahlung Gaunt factor in the nonrelativistic limit. The fitting formula excellently reproduces the numerical results of the calculation carried out by the present authors using the method of Karzas and Latter. The present analytic fitting formula will be useful for the analysis of the X-ray emission which comes from the intracluster plasmas with relatively low temperatures as well as the other X-ray sources.