Fast timing instrument for XEUS: Scientific expectations
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Fast timing instrument for XEUS: Scientific expectations. In: Conference on UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, JUN 21-24, 2004. Published in: UV AND GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE SYSTEMS, PTS 1 AND 2, 5488 (Part 1-2). pp. 341-350.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.550776
X-ray timing with musec time resolution can be used to probe strong gravity fields around collapsed objects and to constrain the equation of state of dense matter in neutron stars. With its large collecting area. XEUS will be ideally suited for very high signal to noise studies of such objects. An instrument dedicated to X-ray timing of bright Galactic sources has thus been foreseen as part of the XEUS instrumentation. In this contribution we present numerical simulations for silicon based detectors (silicon drift detectors and pixel based sensors) for a variety of astrophysical sources such as neutron star power spectra (including kHz quasi-periodic oscillations) and;lack hole lightcurves to illustrate the expected scientific capabilities of the fast timing mode instrument.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Series Name:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||UV AND GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE SYSTEMS, PTS 1 AND 2|
|Publisher:||SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING|
|Editor:||Hasinger, G and Turner, MJL|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 341-350|
|Title of Event:||Conference on UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems|
|Location of Event:||Glasgow, SCOTLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUN 21-24, 2004|
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