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Status of the stellar x-ray polarimeter for the Spectrum-X-Gamma mission
Author(s): Philip E. Kaaret; J. Schwartz; Paolo Soffitta; J. Dwyer; Ping-Shine Shaw; Shaul Hanany; Robert Novick; Rashid Sunyaev; Igor Y. Lapshov; Eric H. Silver; Klaus Ziock; Martin C. Weisskopf; Ronald F. Elsner; Brian D. Ramsey; Enrico Costa; Alda Rubini; Marco Feroci; Luigi Piro; Giuseppe Manzo; Salvatore Giarrusso; Andrea E. Santangelo; Livio Scarsi; G. C. Perola; Enrico Massaro; Giorgio Matt
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Paper Abstract

The Stellar X-ray Polarimeter (SXRP) will be the third orbiting stellar x-ray polarimeter, and should provide an order of magnitude increase in polarization sensitivity over its predecessors. The SXRP exploits the polarization dependence of reflection from a graphite Bragg crystal and scattering from a lithium Thomson scattering target to measure the linear polarization of x- rays from astrophysical sources. In this paper, we review the status of the SXRP instrument.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2010, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168582
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Philip E. Kaaret, Columbia Univ. (United States)
J. Schwartz, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Paolo Soffitta, Columbia Univ. (United States)
J. Dwyer, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Ping-Shine Shaw, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Shaul Hanany, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Robert Novick, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Rashid Sunyaev, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Igor Y. Lapshov, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Eric H. Silver, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Klaus Ziock, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ronald F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Alda Rubini, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Marco Feroci, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Luigi Piro, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Manzo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione-CNR (Italy)
Salvatore Giarrusso, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione-CNR (Italy)
Andrea E. Santangelo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione-CNR (Italy)
Livio Scarsi, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione-CNR (Italy)
G. C. Perola, Univ. di Roma (Italy)
Enrico Massaro, Univ. di Roma (Italy)
Giorgio Matt, Univ. di Roma (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2010:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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