After more than 30 years since the last X-ray polarimetric measurements, performed in the 70's by the OSO-8 satellite, thanks to recent technological advances, polarimetry is considered again as a viable technique for studing X-ray sources. In this contribution the author briefly discusses a couple of astrophysical situations, related to the topics of this conference, where X-ray polarimetry can be extremely useful. The author also discusses the observational perspectives, listing the main future space missions (proposed or even already approved) carrying on-board an X-ray polarimeter.

Matt, G. (2010). HIGH-ENERGY PHENOMENA STUDIED WITH X-RAY POLARIMETRY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS D, 19(6), 723-728 [10.1142/S0218271810016889].

HIGH-ENERGY PHENOMENA STUDIED WITH X-RAY POLARIMETRY

MATT, Giorgio
2010-01-01

Abstract

After more than 30 years since the last X-ray polarimetric measurements, performed in the 70's by the OSO-8 satellite, thanks to recent technological advances, polarimetry is considered again as a viable technique for studing X-ray sources. In this contribution the author briefly discusses a couple of astrophysical situations, related to the topics of this conference, where X-ray polarimetry can be extremely useful. The author also discusses the observational perspectives, listing the main future space missions (proposed or even already approved) carrying on-board an X-ray polarimeter.
Matt, G. (2010). HIGH-ENERGY PHENOMENA STUDIED WITH X-RAY POLARIMETRY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS D, 19(6), 723-728 [10.1142/S0218271810016889].
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