A search for X-ray burst thermonuclear burning ashes with NICER, NICER overview and results so far

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Abstract

The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been observing a number of X-ray sources since July 2017 from the International Space Station. With both high timing and good energy resolutions, the soft X-ray coverage of NICER is particularly well-suited for investigating magnetically-powered isolated neutron stars, rotation-powered millisecond pulsars, X-ray pulsars, and X-ray bursters, as well as other accreting compact objects like black holes and white dwarfs.
The talk will present the NICER payload and the main results obtained from the 1½-year baseline mission for studies of neutron star energetics, dynamics, and structure, as well as expectations for the coming guest observer program.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th INTEGRAL conference, 1st AHEAD Gamma-Ray Workshop : INTEGRAL looks AHEAD to Multimessenger astronomy - Campus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 11 Feb 201915 Feb 2019
https://www.astro.unige.ch/integral2019/

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Conference12th INTEGRAL conference, 1st AHEAD Gamma-Ray Workshop
LocationCampus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period11/02/201915/02/2019
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Chenevez, J. (2019). A search for X-ray burst thermonuclear burning ashes with NICER, NICER overview and results so far. Abstract from 12th INTEGRAL conference, 1st AHEAD Gamma-Ray Workshop , Geneva, Switzerland.