Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Simbol-X Core Science in a Context

Abstract : Taking advantage of emerging technology in mirror manufacturing and spacecraft formation flying, Simbol-X will push grazing incidence imaging up to ~80 keV, providing an improvement of roughly three orders of magnitude in sensitivity and angular resolution compared to all instruments that have operated so far above 10 keV. This will open a new window in X-ray astronomy, allowing breakthrough studies on black hole physics and census and particle acceleration mechanisms. We discuss here synergies between Simbol-X and the main multiwavelength facilities that will operate in the next decade, and present a quantitative comparison between Simbol-X and its main competitors, NuStar and Astro-H.
Complete list of metadatas
Contributor : Philippe Ferrando <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:31:37 PM
Last modification on : Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 4:50:29 AM

Links full text



F. Fiore, M. Arnaud, U. Briel, E. Cavazzuti, R. Cledassou, et al.. Simbol-X Core Science in a Context. 2nd International Simbol-X Symposium, Dec 2008, Paris, France. pp.9-14, ⟨10.1063/1.3149478⟩. ⟨in2p3-00740441⟩



Record views