The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter
2008 (English)In: COOL DISCS, HOT FLOWS: The Varying Faces of Accreting Compact Objects, 2008, 225-232 p.Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Linearly polarized radiation in the hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray band is expected from a large variety of astronomical sources. We discuss the importance of polarimetric studies for several classes of sources-pulsars, accreting black holes, magnetic neutron stars and jets from active galaxies-and then describe PoGOLite, a balloon-borne instrument which is currently under construction and will be able to measure the polarization of electromagnetic radiation from such extra-solar objects in the energy range 25-80 keV.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 225-232 p.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-18296DOI: doi:10.1063/1.3002504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-18296DiVA: diva2:184819