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 → …

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark
    • Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Project partner)
    • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Project partner)
    • Nanjing Normal University (Project partner)
    • Nanjing University (Project partner)
    • Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering (Project partner)
    • Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Project partner)
    • National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Project partner)
    • University of Insubria (Project partner)
    • University of British Columbia (Project partner)
    • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Project partner)
    • University of Zielona Gora (Project partner)
    • Cornell University (Project partner)
    • Polish Academy of Sciences (Project partner)
    • Shanghai Institute of Satellite Engineering (Project partner)
    • CAS - Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (Project partner)
    • New York University (Project partner)
    • University of Turku (Project partner)
    • Leiden University (Project partner)
    • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Project partner)
    • XiangTan University (Project partner)
    • INFN - Sezione di Pisa (Project partner)
    • MPE (Project partner)
    • CSIC (Project partner)
    • Roma Tre University (Project partner)
    • Beijing Normal University (Project partner)
    • Tongji University (Project partner)
    • Fudan University (Project partner)
    • University of Oxford (Project partner)
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Project partner)
    • Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Project partner)
    • IHEP (Project partner) (lead)
    • University of Alabama in Huntsville (Project partner)
    • Xiamen University (Project partner)
    • Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Project partner)
    • Silesian University in Opava (Project partner)
    • Peking University (Project partner)
    • CAS - Purple Mountain Observatory (Project partner)
    • Tsinghua University (Project partner)
    • Purdue University (Project partner)
    • Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Project partner)
    • CAS - National Astronomical Observatories (Project partner)
    • Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (Project partner)
    • University of Geneva (Project partner)
    • Guangxi University (Project partner)
    • Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (Project partner)
    • University of Science and Technology of China (Project partner)
    • Xinjiang University (Project partner)
    • University of Urbino (Project partner)
    • University of Helsinki (Project partner)
    • Czech Academy of Sciences (Project partner)
    • SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Project partner)

    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 othersDoroshenko, 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 othersWilms, 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 othersPan, 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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