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13 September 2007 Narrow-band x-ray polarizing filters
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We review past and current attempts to measure X-ray polarization in celestial sources and describe research activity into a new family of materials which have been shown to exhibit linear dichroism at X-ray wavelengths. Such materials could add a polarimetry capability to the high energy resolution detectors proposed for future, high effective area, X-ray astrophysical observatories such as Constellation-X and XEUS. They have the potential to achieve useful minimum detectable polarization values for a number of sources in a sensible exposure time with XEUS.
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A. Martindale, N. P. Bannister, K. D. M. Harris, G. A. Solan, S. P. Collins, Y. Champouret, V. K. Muppidi, G. W. Fraser, and M. Roy "Narrow-band x-ray polarizing filters", Proc. SPIE 6686, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV, 66860X (13 September 2007);


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