The wide field monitor onboard the Chinese-European x-ray mission eXTP

Hernanz, Margarita and Brandt, Søren and Zand, Jeanint and Evangelista, Yuri and Meuris, Aline and Tenzer, Chris and Zampa, Gianluigi and Orleanski, Piotr and Kalemci, Emrah and Sungur, Müberra and Schanne, Stéphane and Zwart, Frans and de la Rie, Rob and Laubert, Phillip and van Baren, Coen and Aitink-Kroes, Gabby and Kuiper, Lucien and Bayer, Jörg and Hedderman, Paul and Pliego, Samuel and Xiong, Hao and Campana, Riccardo and del Monte, Ettore and Feroci, Marco and Ceraudo, Francesco and Gevin, Olivier and Kuvvetli, Irfan and Tcherniak, Denis and Skup, Konrad and Michalska, Malgorzata and Nowosielski, Witold and Hormaetxe, Ander and Gálvez, José Luis and Ferrés, Patrícia and Patruno, Alessandro and Bonvicini, Walter and Antonelli, Matias and Boezio, Mirko and Cirrincione, Daniela and Munini, Riccardo and Rachevski, Alexandre and Vacchi, Andrea and Zampa, Nicola and Rashevskaya, Irina and Argan, Andrea and Turhan, Onur and Bozkurt, Ayhan and Onat, Ahmet and Bozzo, Enrico and Santangelo, Andrea and Zhang, Shuang Nan and Lu, Fangjun and Xu, Yupeng (2022) The wide field monitor onboard the Chinese-European x-ray mission eXTP. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2022: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, Montreal, Canada

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The eXTP (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry) mission is a major project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), with a large involvement of Europe. The scientific payload of eXTP includes four instruments: the SFA (Spectroscopy Focusing Array) and the PFA (Polarimetry Focusing Array) - led by China - the LAD (Large Area Detector) and the WFM (Wide Field Monitor) - led by Europe (Italy and Spain). They offer a unique simultaneous wide-band X-ray timing and polarimetry sensitivity. The WFM is a wide field X-ray monitor instrument in the 2-50 keV energy range, consisting of an array of six coded mask cameras with a field of view of 180ºx90ºat an angular resolution of 5 arcmin and 4 silicon drift detectors in each camera. Its unprecedented combination of large field of view and imaging down to 2 keV will allow eXTP to make important discoveries of the variable and transient X-ray sky and is essential in detecting transient black holes, that are part of the primary science goals of eXTP, so that they can be promptly followed up with other instruments on eXTP and elsewhere.
Item Type: Papers in Conference Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: coded mask imaging; compact objects: black holes; gamma-ray bursts; gravitational wave events; neutron stars and white dwarfs; silicon drift detectors; X-ray bursts; X-ray spectroscopy; X-ray timing
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Basic Sciences > Physics
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Emrah Kalemci
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 15:14
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 15:14

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