The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT)

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT). / Feroci, M.; Stella, L.; van der Klis, M.; Brandt, Søren; Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl; Chenevez, Jérôme; Ferreira, Desiree Della Monica; Hornstrup, Allan; Kuvvetli, Irfan; Lund, Niels.

In: Experimental Astronomy, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2012, p. 415-444.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Feroci, M.; Stella, L.; van der Klis, M.; Brandt, Søren; Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl; Chenevez, Jérôme; Ferreira, Desiree Della Monica; Hornstrup, Allan; Kuvvetli, Irfan; Lund, Niels / The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT).

In: Experimental Astronomy, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2012, p. 415-444.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT)",
keywords = "X-ray timing, Compact objects, Missions, Neutron stars, Black holes",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
author = "M. Feroci and L. Stella and {van der Klis}, M. and Søren Brandt and Carl Budtz-Jørgensen and Jérôme Chenevez and Ferreira, {Desiree Della Monica} and Allan Hornstrup and Irfan Kuvvetli and Niels Lund",
note = "Incomplete author list",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1007/s10686-011-9237-2",
volume = "34",
number = "2",
pages = "415--444",
journal = "Experimental Astronomy",
issn = "0922-6435",

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A1 - Stella,L.

A1 - van der Klis,M.

A1 - Brandt,Søren

A1 - Budtz-Jørgensen,Carl

A1 - Chenevez,Jérôme

A1 - Ferreira,Desiree Della Monica

A1 - Hornstrup,Allan

A1 - Kuvvetli,Irfan

A1 - Lund,Niels

AU - Feroci,M.

AU - Stella,L.

AU - van der Klis,M.

AU - Brandt,Søren

AU - Budtz-Jørgensen,Carl

AU - Chenevez,Jérôme

AU - Ferreira,Desiree Della Monica

AU - Hornstrup,Allan

AU - Kuvvetli,Irfan

AU - Lund,Niels

PB - Springer Netherlands

PY - 2012

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N2 - High-time-resolution X-ray observations of compact objects provide direct access to strong-field gravity, to the equation of state of ultradense matter and to black hole masses and spins. A 10 m²-class instrument in combination with good spectral resolution is required to exploit the relevant diagnostics and answer two of the fundamental questions of the European Space Agency (ESA) Cosmic Vision Theme "Matter under extreme conditions", namely: does matter orbiting close to the event horizon follow the predictions of general relativity? What is the equation of state of matter in neutron stars? The Large Observatory For X-ray Timing (LOFT), selected by ESA as one of the four Cosmic Vision M3 candidate missions to undergo an assessment phase, will revolutionise the study of collapsed objects in our galaxy and of the brightest supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei. Thanks to an innovative design and the development of large-area monolithic silicon drift detectors, the Large Area Detector (LAD) on board LOFT will achieve an effective area of ~12 m² (more than an order of magnitude larger than any spaceborne predecessor) in the 2-30 keV range (up to 50 keV in expanded mode), yet still fits a conventional platform and small/medium-class launcher. With this large area and a spectral resolution of

AB - High-time-resolution X-ray observations of compact objects provide direct access to strong-field gravity, to the equation of state of ultradense matter and to black hole masses and spins. A 10 m²-class instrument in combination with good spectral resolution is required to exploit the relevant diagnostics and answer two of the fundamental questions of the European Space Agency (ESA) Cosmic Vision Theme "Matter under extreme conditions", namely: does matter orbiting close to the event horizon follow the predictions of general relativity? What is the equation of state of matter in neutron stars? The Large Observatory For X-ray Timing (LOFT), selected by ESA as one of the four Cosmic Vision M3 candidate missions to undergo an assessment phase, will revolutionise the study of collapsed objects in our galaxy and of the brightest supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei. Thanks to an innovative design and the development of large-area monolithic silicon drift detectors, the Large Area Detector (LAD) on board LOFT will achieve an effective area of ~12 m² (more than an order of magnitude larger than any spaceborne predecessor) in the 2-30 keV range (up to 50 keV in expanded mode), yet still fits a conventional platform and small/medium-class launcher. With this large area and a spectral resolution of

KW - X-ray timing

KW - Compact objects

KW - Missions

KW - Neutron stars

KW - Black holes

U2 - 10.1007/s10686-011-9237-2

DO - 10.1007/s10686-011-9237-2

JO - Experimental Astronomy

JF - Experimental Astronomy

SN - 0922-6435

IS - 2

VL - 34

SP - 415

EP - 444

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