1 August 2014 X-ray gamma-ray polarimetry small satellite PolariS
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PolariS (Polarimetry Satellite) is a Japanese small satellite mission dedicated to polarimetry of X-ray and γ-ray sources. The primary aim of the mission is to perform hard X-ray (10-80 keV) polarimetry of sources brighter than 10 mCrab. For this purpose, PolariS employs three hard X-ray telescopes and scattering type imaging polarimeters. PolariS will measure the X-ray polarization for tens of sources including extragalactic ones mostly for the first time. The second purpose of the mission is γ-ray polarimetry of transient sources, such as γ-ray bursts (GRBs). Wide field polarimeters based on similar concept as that used in the IKAROS/GAP but with higher sensitivity will be used, and polarization measurement of 10 GRBs per year is expected.
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Kiyoshi Hayashida, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Daisuke Yonetoku, Daisuke Yonetoku, Shuichi Gunji, Shuichi Gunji, Toru Tamagawa, Toru Tamagawa, Tatehiro Mihara, Tatehiro Mihara, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Tadayasu Dotani, Tadayasu Dotani, Hidetoshi Kubo, Hidetoshi Kubo, Yoichi Yatsu, Yoichi Yatsu, Fuyuku Tokanai, Fuyuku Tokanai, Takeshi Nakamori, Takeshi Nakamori, Shinpei Shibata, Shinpei Shibata, Asami Hayato, Asami Hayato, Akihiro Furuzawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Yuji Kishimoto, Yuji Kishimoto, Shunji Kitamoto, Shunji Kitamoto, Kenji Toma, Kenji Toma, Masaaki Sadamoto, Masaaki Sadamoto, Keigo Yoshinaga, Keigo Yoshinaga, Juyong Kim, Juyong Kim, Shunichiro Ide, Shunichiro Ide, Fumiyoshi Kamitsukasa, Fumiyoshi Kamitsukasa, Naohisa Anabuki, Naohisa Anabuki, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Jun Katagiri, Jun Katagiri, Juri Sugimoto, Juri Sugimoto, } "X-ray gamma-ray polarimetry small satellite PolariS", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91440K (1 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056685; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056685
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