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The x-ray timing and polarization satellite - 1, 2, 3: uncovering the mysteries of black holes and extreme physics in the universe
Author(s): Yongwei Dong
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Paper Abstract

The X-ray Timing and Polarization (XTP) satellite, planned for launch in ~2020, is dedicated to the study of 1- singularity (Black Hole), 2-stars (normal neutron star and magnetar) and 3-extremes (the physics under extreme gravity, density and magnetism). With an effective area of ~1 m2 and a combination of various types of X-ray telescopes, XTP is expected to make the most sensitive temporal and polarization observations with good energy resolution in 1-30 keV. XTP will open a new window using its powerful capability of polarization observations; its minimum detectable polarization will be 3% (1 mCrab, 1e6 s).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91443O (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055333
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Yongwei Dong, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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