1 November 1991 Status of the stellar x-ray polarimeter for the Spectrum-X-Gamma mission
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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.
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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, "Status of the stellar x-ray polarimeter for the Spectrum-X-Gamma mission", Proc. SPIE 1548, Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50577; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50577
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