Project Details

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

Research Output

  • 1 Article in proceedings

eXTP: enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry Mission

Zhang, S. N., Feroci, M., Santangelo, A., Dong, Y. W., Feng, H., Lu, F. J., Nandra, K., Wang, Z. S., Zhang, S., Bozzo, E., Brandt, S., Budtz-Jørgensen, C. & Lund, N., 2016, Proceedings of Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. den Herder, J-W. A., Takahashi, T. & Bautz, M. (eds.). SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 9905. 16 p. 99051Q

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Activities

  • 6 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.
  • 3 Conference presentations
  • 1 Participating in or organising a conference

eXTP LAD and WFM meeting

Søren Brandt (Participant), & Denis Tcherniak (Participant)

30 Jan 201931 Jan 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

eXTP Consortium Meeting 2019

Søren Brandt (Participant), & Irfan Kuvvetli (Participant)

26 Feb 201928 Feb 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

eXTP/WFM meeting

Søren Brandt (Participant)

9 Jul 201911 Jul 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

Press / Media

Kinas nye, store videnskabelige rummission får dansk instrument med

Søren Brandt

09/04/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vraget DTU-instrument bliver del af kinesisk mission

Søren Brandt

09/04/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kinesisk røntgenteleskop får dansk instrument

Søren Brandt

08/04/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

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