New instrument to study the extreme universe — the X-Ray polarimeter X-Calibur

28 enero 2015

X-ray polarimetry promises to give qualitatively new information about high-energy astrophysical sources, such as black hole systems, the bright and active centers of galaxies, compact neutron stars, and gamma-ray bursts. The instrument will measure the polarization of 20-80keV X-rays. The detector is completed, tested, and fully calibrated and ready to be flown on a high-altitude balloon.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/bAuyjp7HW58/150128100644.htm

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