PoGO: The polarised gamma-ray observer
2004 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 525, no 02-jan, 148-152 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new balloon-borne instrument is proposed which will allow the polarisation of gamma-rays in the energy range 30-200 keV to be measured. A diverse variety of astrophysical sources, such as Active Galactic Nuclei, pulsars and Galactic X-ray binaries are expected to emit polarised gamma-rays. Studies of their polarisation properties will provide a new and powerful probe of the geometry and physical conditions in these sources.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 525, no 02-jan, 148-152 p.
instrumentation, polarimetry, X- and gamma-ray telescopes
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23493DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2004.03.036ISI: 000221974600030ScopusID: 2-s2.0-3342926189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-23493DiVA: diva2:342191
QC 20100525 20111018. International Conference on Imaging Techniques in Subatomic Physics, Astrophysics, Medicine, Biology and Industry. Stockholm, SWEDEN. JUN 24-27, 2003 2010-08-102010-08-102011-10-27Bibliographically approved