15 June 2006 A photoelectric polarimeter for XEUS: a new window in x-ray sky
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XEUS is a large area telescope aiming to rise X-ray Astronomy to the level of Optical Astronomy in terms of collecting areas. It will be based on two satellites, locked on a formation flight, one with the optics, one with the focal plane. The present design of the focal plane foresees, as an auxiliary instrument, the inclusion of a Polarimeter based on a Micropattern Chamber. We show how such a device is capable to solve open problems on many classes of High Energy Astrophysics objects and to use X-ray sources as a laboratory for a substantial progress on Fundamental Physics.
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Ronaldo Bellazzini, Ronaldo Bellazzini, Luca Baldini, Luca Baldini, Francesco Bitti, Francesco Bitti, Alessandro Brez, Alessandro Brez, Francesco Cavalca, Francesco Cavalca, Luca Latronico, Luca Latronico, Marco Maria Massai, Marco Maria Massai, Nicola Omodei, Nicola Omodei, Michele Pinchera, Michele Pinchera, Carmelo Sgró, Carmelo Sgró, Gloria Spandre, Gloria Spandre, Enrico Costa, Enrico Costa, Paolo Soffitta, Paolo Soffitta, Giuseppe Di Persio, Giuseppe Di Persio, Marco Feroci, Marco Feroci, Fabio Muleri, Fabio Muleri, Luigi Pacciani, Luigi Pacciani, Alda Rubini, Alda Rubini, Ennio Morelli, Ennio Morelli, Giorgio Matt, Giorgio Matt, Giuseppe Cesare Perola, Giuseppe Cesare Perola, } "A photoelectric polarimeter for XEUS: a new window in x-ray sky", Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62663Z (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671693; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671693


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