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Conference Papers Year : 2007

Science with Simbol-X

F. Fiore
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U. Briel
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M. Cappi
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A. Comastri
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A. Decourchelle
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R. Della Ceca
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C. Feruglio
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R. Gilli
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P. Giommi
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P. Grandi
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Philippe Laurent
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G. Pareschi
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E. Piconcelli
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S. Puccetti
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G. Tagliaferri
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C. Vignali

Abstract

Simbol-X is a French-Italian mission, with a participation of German laboratories, for X-ray astronomy in the wide 0.5-80 keV band. 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 describe briefly the main scientific goals of the Simbol-X mission, giving a few examples aimed at highlighting key issues of the Simbol-X design.

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in2p3-00202161 , version 1 (04-01-2008)

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F. Fiore, M. Arnaud, U. Briel, M. Cappi, A. Comastri, et al.. Science with Simbol-X. Simbol-X: The hard X-ray universe in focus, May 2007, Bologne, Italy. ⟨in2p3-00202161⟩
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