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Simbol-X Core Science in a Context


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.

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in2p3-00740441 , version 1 (10-10-2012)



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⟩
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