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Status of the stellar x-ray polarimeter for the Spectrum-X-Gamma mission
Author(s): Philip E. Kaaret; Robert Novick; Ping-Shine Shaw; Shaul Hanany; Yee Liu; Judith R. Fleischman; Rashid Sunyaev; Igor Y. Lapshov; Martin C. Weisskopf; Ronald F. Elsner; Brian D. Ramsey; Eric H. Silver; Klaus Ziock; Enrico Costa; Luigi Piro; Paolo Soffitta; Giuseppe Manzo; Salvatore Giarrusso; Andrea E. Santangelo; Livio Scarsi; George W. Fraser; James F. Pearson; John Ernest Lees; G. C. Perola; Enrico Massaro; Giorgio Matt
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Paper Abstract

The Stellar X-Ray Polarimeter (SXRP) uses the polarization sensitivity of a graphite Bragg crystal and a lithium Thomsom scattering target to measure the polarization of X-rays from astrophysical sources. The SXRP is a focal plane detector for the Soviet-Danish SODART telescopes which will be launched on the Soviet Spectrum-X-Gamma mission. The SXRP will be the third orbiting stellar X-ray polarimeter, and should provide an order of magnitude increase in polarization sensitivity over its predecessors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1548, Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50577
Show Author Affiliations
Philip E. Kaaret, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Robert Novick, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Ping-Shine Shaw, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Shaul Hanany, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Yee Liu, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Judith R. Fleischman, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Rashid Sunyaev, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Igor Y. Lapshov, Space Research Institute (Russia)
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)
Eric H. Silver, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Klaus Ziock, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Luigi Piro, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Paolo Soffitta, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Manzo, IFCAI/CNR (Italy)
Salvatore Giarrusso, IFCAI/CNR (Italy)
Andrea E. Santangelo, IFCAI/CNR (Italy)
Livio Scarsi, IFCAI/CNR (Italy)
George W. Fraser, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
James F. Pearson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
John Ernest Lees, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
G. C. Perola, Univ. of Rome (Italy)
Enrico Massaro, Univ. of Rome (Italy)
Giorgio Matt, Univ. of Rome (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1548:
Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays
D. Peter Siddons, Editor(s)

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