enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission, eXTP

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Description

The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission (eXTP) is a science mission designed to study the state of matter under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism. Primary goals are the determination of the equation of state of matter at supra-nuclear density, the measurement of QED effects in highly magnetized star, and the study of accretion in the strong-field regime of gravity. Primary targets include isolated and binary neutron stars, strong magnetic field systems like magnetars, and stellar-mass and supermassive black holes.
The mission carries a unique and unprecedented suite of state-of-the-art scientific instruments enabling for the first time ever the simultaneous spectral-timing-polarimetry studies of cosmic sources in the energy range from 0.5-30 keV (and beyond).
Key elements of the payload are:
the Spectroscopic Focusing Array (SFA): a set of 11 X-ray optics operating in the 0.5-10 keV energy band with a field-of-view (FoV) of 12 arcmin each and a total effective area of ∼0.9 m2 and 0.6 m2 at 2 keV and 6 keV respectively. The telescopes are equipped with Silicon Drift Detectors offering
AcronymeXTP
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/05/2015 → …

Keywords

  • Black holes, neutron stars, Chinese Space Missions

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  • Dense matter with eXTP

    Watts, A. L., Yu, W. F., Poutanen, J., Zhang, S., Bhattacharyya, S., Bogdanov, S., Ji, L., Patruno, A., Riley, T. E., Bakala, P., Baykal, A., Bernardini, F., Bombaci, I., Brown, E., Cavecchi, Y., Chakrabarty, D., Chenevez, J., Degenaar, N., Del Santo, M., Di Salvo, T. & 30 others, Doroshenko, V., Falanga, M., Ferdman, R. D., Feroci, M., Gambino, A. F., Ge, M. Y., Greif, S. K., Guillot, S., Gungor, C., Hartmann, D. H., Hebeler, K., Heger, A., Homan, J., Iaria, R., Zand, J. I., Kargaltsev, O., Kurkela, A., Lai, X. Y., Li, A., Li, X. D., Li, Z. S., Linares, M., Lu, F. J., Mahmoodifar, S., Méndez, M., Coleman Miller, M., Morsink, S., Nättilä, J., Possenti, A. & Xu, Y. P., 2019, In: Science China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 62, 2, 17 p., 29503.

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  • Observatory science with eXTP

    in ’t Zand, J. J. M., Bozzo, E., Qu, J., Li, X-D., Amati, L., Chen, Y., Donnarumma, I., Doroshenko, V., Drake, S. A., Hernanz, M., Jenke, P. A., Maccarone, T. J., Mahmoodifar, S., de Martino, D., De Rosa, A., Rossi, E. M., Rowlinson, A., Sala, G., Stratta, G., Tauris, T. M. & 164 others, Wilms, J., Wu, X., Zhou, P., Agudo, I., Altamirano, D., Atteia, J-L., Andersson, N. A., Baglio, M. C., Ballantyne, D. R., Baykal, A., Behar, E., Belloni, T., Bhattacharyya, S., Bianchi, S., Bilous, A., Blay, P., Braga, J., Brandt, S., Brown, E. F., Bucciantini, N., Burderi, L., Cackett, E. M., Campana, R., Campana, S., Casella, P., Cavecchi, Y., Chambers, F., Chen, L., Chen, Y-P., Chenevez, J., Chernyakova, M., Jin, C., Ciolfi, R., Costantini, E., Cumming, A., D’Aì, A., Dai, Z-G., D’Ammando, F., De Pasquale, M., Degenaar, N., Del Santo, M., D’Elia, V., Di Salvo, T., Doyle, G., Falanga, M., Fan, X., Ferdman, R. D., Feroci, M., Fraschetti, F., Galloway, D. K., Gambino, A. F., Gandhi, P., Ge, M., Gendre, B., Gill, R., Götz, D., Gouiffès, C., Grandi, P., Granot, J., Güdel, M., Heger, A., Heinke, C. O., Homan, J., Iaria, R., Iwasawa, K., Izzo, L., Ji, L., Jonker, P. G., José, J., Kaastra, J. S., Kalemci, E., Kargaltsev, O., Kawai, N., Keek, L., Komossa, S., Kreykenbohm, I., Kuiper, L., Kunneriath, D., Li, G., Liang, E-W., Linares, M., Longo, F., Lu, F., Lutovinov, A. A., Malyshev, D., Malzac, J., Manousakis, A., McHardy, I., Mehdipour, M., Men, Y., Méndez, M., Mignani, R. P., Mikusincova, R., Miller, M. C., Miniutti, G., Motch, C., Nättilä, J., Nardini, E., Neubert, T., O’Brien, P. T., Orlandini, M., Osborne, J. P., Pacciani, L., Paltani, S., Paolillo, M., Papadakis, I. E., Paul, B., Pellizzoni, A., Peretz, U., Pérez Torres, M. A., Perinati, E., Prescod-Weinstein, C., Reig, P., Riggio, A., Rodriguez, J., Rodríguez-Gil, P., Romano, P., Różańska, A., Sakamoto, T., Salmi, T., Salvaterra, R., Sanna, A., Santangelo, A., Savolainen, T., Schanne, S., Schatz, H., Shao, L., Shearer, A., Shore, S. N., Stappers, B. W., Strohmayer, T. E., Suleimanov, V. F., Svoboda, J., Thielemann, F-K., Tombesi, F., Torres, D. F., Torresi, E., Turriziani, S., Vacchi, A., Vercellone, S., Vink, J., Wang, J-M., Wang, J., Watts, A. L., Weng, S., Weinberg, N. N., Wheatley, P. J., Wijnands, R., Woods, T. E., Woosley, S. E., Xiong, S., Xu, Y., Yan, Z., Younes, G., Yu, W., Yuan, F., Zampieri, L., Zane, S., Zdziarski, A. A., Zhang, S-N., Zhang, S., Zhang, S., Zhang, X. & Zingale, M., 2019, In: Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 62, 2, 42 p., 29506.

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  • The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission—eXTP

    Zhang, S., Santangelo, A., Feroci, M., Xu, Y., Lu, F., Chen, Y., Feng, H., Zhang, S., Brandt, S., Hernanz, M., Baldini, L., Bozzo, E., Campana, R., De Rosa, A., Dong, Y., Evangelista, Y., Karas, V., Meidinger, N., Meuris, A., Nandra, K. & 132 others, Pan, T., Pareschi, G., Orleanski, P., Huang, Q., Schanne, S., Sironi, G., Spiga, D., Svoboda, J., Tagliaferri, G., Tenzer, C., Vacchi, A., Zane, S., Walton, D., Wang, Z., Winter, B., Wu, X., in’ t Zand, J. J. M., Ahangarianabhari, M., Ambrosi, G., Ambrosino, F., Barbera, M., Basso, S., Bayer, J., Bellazzini, R., Bellutti, P., Bertucci, B., Bertuccio, G., Borghi, G., Cao, X., Cadoux, F., Ceraudo, F., Chen, T., Chen, Y., Chevenez, J., Civitani, M., Cui, W., Cui, W., Dauser, T., Del Monte, E., Di Cosimo, S., Diebold, S., Doroshenko, V., Dovciak, M., Du, Y., Ducci, L., Fan, Q., Favre, Y., Fuschino, F., Gálvez, J. L., Gao, M., Ge, M., Gevin, O., Grassi, M., Gu, Q., Gu, Y., Han, D., Hong, B., Hu, W., Ji, L., Jia, S., Jiang, W., Kennedy, T., Kreykenbohm, I., Kuvvetli, I., Labanti, C., Latronico, L., Li, G., Li, M., Li, X., Li, W., Li, Z., Limousin, O., Liu, H., Liu, X., Lu, B., Luo, T., Macera, D., Malcovati, P., Martindale, A., Michalska, M., Meng, B., Minuti, M., Morbidini, A., Muleri, F., Paltani, S., Perinati, E., Picciotto, A., Piemonte, C., Qu, J., Rachevski, A., Rashevskaya, I., Rodriguez, J., Schanz, T., Shen, Z., Sheng, L., Song, J., Song, L., Sgro, C., Sun, L., Tan, Y., Uttley, P., Wang, B., Wang, D., Wang, G., Wang, J., Wang, L., Wang, Y., Watts, A. L., Wen, X., Wilms, J., Xiong, S., Yang, J., Yang, S., Yang, Y., Yu, N., Zhang, W., Zampa, G., Zampa, N., Zdziarski, A. A., Zhang, A., Zhang, C., Zhang, F., Zhang, L., Zhang, T., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, Z., Zhao, B., Zheng, S., Zhou, Y., Zorzi, N. & Zwart, J. F., 2019, In: Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 62, 2, 25 p., 029502.

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