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Gamma-ray burst investigation via polarimetry and spectroscopy (GRIPS)
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2009 (English)In: Experimental astronomy (Print), ISSN 0922-6435, E-ISSN 1572-9508, Vol. 23, no 1, 91-120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The primary scientific goal of the GRIPS mission is to revolutionize our understanding of the early universe using gamma-ray bursts. We propose a new generation gamma-ray observatory capable of unprecedented spectroscopy over a wide range of gamma-ray energies (200 keV-50 MeV) and of polarimetry (200-1000 keV). The gamma-ray sensitivity to nuclear absorption features enables the measurement of column densities as high as 10(28)cm (-aEuro parts per thousand 2). Secondary goals achievable by this mission include direct measurements of all types of supernova interiors through gamma-rays from radioactive decays, nuclear astrophysics with massive stars and novae, and studies of particle acceleration near compact stars, interstellar shocks, and clusters of galaxies.

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2009. Vol. 23, no 1, 91-120 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80169DOI: 10.1007/s10686-008-9102-0ISI: 000263505900006OAI: diva2:496081
QC 20120217Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2012-02-17Bibliographically approved

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