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The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5191-9306
2008 (English)In: Astroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications: Proceedings of the 10th Conference / [ed] Michele Barone, Andrea Gaddi, Claude Leroy, Larry Price, Pier-Giorgio Rancoita, Randal Ruchti, World Scientific, 2008, 886-890 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

PoGOLite is a balloon-borne experiment that will measure the polarization of soft gamma-rays between 25 keV and 80 keV through detection of coincident Compton scattering and absorption in a close-packed array of 217 well-type phoswich detector cells. The potential observation targets include pulsars, accreting compact objects and astrophysical jets. The polarization properties of such radiation can reveal important new information on the geometry, magnetic fields and emission mechanisms of these sources.

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World Scientific, 2008. 886-890 p.
Keyword [en]
Polarimetry, X-rays Gamma-rays, Well-type phoswich detectors
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79680DOI: 10.1142/9789812819093_0148ISI: 000313601400148ISBN: 978-981-281-908-6OAI: diva2:495727
10th International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, Como, Italy, 8-12 October 2007

Publication written by M. Kiss (sole credited author) on behalf of the PoGOLite collaboration. QC 20120209

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