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Polarimetry days in Rome: Crab status, theory and prospects, Rome : Italie (2008)
The Polarimetric Capacities of the Simbol-X Mission
C. Gouiffes1, 2, P. Laurent1, 3, P. Ferrando1, 3
For the SIMBOL-X collaboration(s)
(2008-12-01)

The Simbol-X project is a new generation high energy telescope operating in the 0.5 to 80 keV energy range which will take advantage of the emerging spacecraft formation flying technology. Simbol-X will study the most high-energy phenomena in the universe with an excellent image definition and sensitivity along with a very good spectral resolution. The focal assembly of the Simbol-X telescope is formed by two superimposed spectral imaging systems, so the Compton mode can be used for polarimetric studies. After a brief description of the mission, we present our first results in this mode based on numerical simulations. We conclude that Compton polarimetric studies in the hard X-rays range with Simbol-X prove to be a reasonable complementary scientific topic of the mission.
1:  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
2:  AIM - UMR 7158 - Astrophysique Interactions Multi-échelles
3:  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
APC - AHE
Physics/Astrophysics/High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Sciences of the Universe/Astrophysics/High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena