All-Sky-ASTROGAM - The MeV Gamma-Ray Companion to Multimessenger Astronomy

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  • Author: Angelis, A. De

    University of Udine, Italy

  • Author: Tatischeff, V.

    University of Paris-Sud - University of Paris XI, France

  • Author: Mallamaci, M.

    University of Padova, Italy

  • Author: Rando, R.

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: Tavani, Marco

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Oberlack, U.

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

  • Author: Walter, R.

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Author: Ambrosi, G.

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: Argan, A.

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Ballmoos, P. Von

    IRAP, France

  • Author: Bastieri, D.

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: Bernardini, E.

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: Brandt, S.

    Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Bulgarelli, Andrea

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Bykov, A.

    Ioffe Institute, Russian Federation

  • Author: Fioretti, Valentina

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Grenier, I.

    University Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France

  • Author: Hanlon, L.

    University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Author: Hartmann, D. H.

    Clemson University, United States

  • Author: Hernanz, M.

    Institute of Space Sciences, Spain

  • Author: Kanbach, G.

    Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany

  • Author: Kuvvetli, I.

    Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Laurent, P.

    University Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France

  • Author: Mariotti, M.

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: Mazziotta, M.N.

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: McEnery, J. E.

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States

  • Author: Mereghetti, S.

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Morselli, Aldo

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: Nakazawa, K.

    University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Author: Pearce, M.

    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • Author: Prandini, E.

    National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy

  • Author: Rico, J.

    Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Author: Silva, R. Curado da

    Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

  • Author: Wu, X.

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Author: Zdziarski, A. A.

    University of Geneva, Poland

  • Author: Zoglauer, A.

    University of California at Berkeley, United States

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In the era of multi-messenger astronomy it is of paramount importance to have in space a gamma-ray monitor capable of detecting energetic transients in the energy range from 0.1 MeV to a few hundred MeV, with good imaging capabilities. The All-Sky-ASTROGAM mission proposal aims to place into an L2 orbit a gamma-ray instrument (∼ 100 kg) dedicated to fast detection, localization, and gamma-ray spectroscopy of flaring and merging activity of compact objects in the Universe, with unprecedented sensitivity and polarimetric capability in the MeV range. The instrument is based on the ASTROGAM concept, which combines three detection systems of space-proven technology: a silicon tracker in which the cosmic gamma rays undergo Compton scattering or a pair conversion, a scintillation calorimeter to absorb and measure the energy of the secondary particles, and an anticoincidence system to veto the prompt reaction background induced by charged particles. The gamma-ray imager and the platform will be connected through a boom and will have almost no occultation, making possible a continuous monitoring of every single gamma-ray source in the sky during the entire mission lifetime.
Original languageEnglish
Article number579
JournalP o S - Proceedings of Science
Volume358
ISSN1824-8039
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
Event 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference - Madison, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 20191 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference
CountryUnited States
CityMadison
Period24/07/201901/08/2019

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