The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter

M. Kiss, S. Larsson, M. Arimoto, M. Axelsson, C. Marini Bettolo, G. Bogaert, H. G. Florén, Y. Fukazawa, S. Gunji, L. Hjalmarsdotter, T. Kamae, Y. Kanai, Jun Kataoka, N. Kawai, W. Klamra, K. Kurita, G. Madejski, T. Mizuno, G. Olofsson, M. Pearce & 10 others F. Ryde, S. Rydström, H. Tajima, H. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, M. Ueno, Y. Umeki, G. Varner, H. Yoshida

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Abstract

Linearly polarized radiation in the hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray band is expected from a large variety of astronomical sources. We discuss the importance of polarimetric studies for several classes of sources-pulsars, accreting black holes, magnetic neutron stars and jets from active galaxies-and then describe PoGOLite, a balloon-borne instrument which is currently under construction and will be able to measure the polarization of electromagnetic radiation from such extra-solar objects in the energy range 25-80 keV.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages225-232
Number of pages8
Volume1054
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventCool Discs, Hot Flows: The Varying Faces of Accreting Compact Objects - Funasdalen
Duration: 2008 Mar 252008 Mar 30

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OtherCool Discs, Hot Flows: The Varying Faces of Accreting Compact Objects
CityFunasdalen
Period08/3/2508/3/30

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polarimeters
balloons
balloon-borne instruments
gamma rays
magnetic stars
active galaxies
polarized radiation
pulsars
neutron stars
electromagnetic radiation
polarization
x rays
energy

Keywords

  • Galaxies: active
  • Instrumentation: detectors
  • Pulsars: general
  • Stars: neutron
  • Techniques: polarimetric
  • X-ray: binaries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kiss, M., Larsson, S., Arimoto, M., Axelsson, M., Bettolo, C. M., Bogaert, G., ... Yoshida, H. (2008). The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1054, pp. 225-232) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3002504

The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. / Kiss, M.; Larsson, S.; Arimoto, M.; Axelsson, M.; Bettolo, C. Marini; Bogaert, G.; Florén, H. G.; Fukazawa, Y.; Gunji, S.; Hjalmarsdotter, L.; Kamae, T.; Kanai, Y.; Kataoka, Jun; Kawai, N.; Klamra, W.; Kurita, K.; Madejski, G.; Mizuno, T.; Olofsson, G.; Pearce, M.; Ryde, F.; Rydström, S.; Tajima, H.; Takahashi, H.; Takahashi, T.; Tanaka, T.; Ueno, M.; Umeki, Y.; Varner, G.; Yoshida, H.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1054 2008. p. 225-232.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kiss, M, Larsson, S, Arimoto, M, Axelsson, M, Bettolo, CM, Bogaert, G, Florén, HG, Fukazawa, Y, Gunji, S, Hjalmarsdotter, L, Kamae, T, Kanai, Y, Kataoka, J, Kawai, N, Klamra, W, Kurita, K, Madejski, G, Mizuno, T, Olofsson, G, Pearce, M, Ryde, F, Rydström, S, Tajima, H, Takahashi, H, Takahashi, T, Tanaka, T, Ueno, M, Umeki, Y, Varner, G & Yoshida, H 2008, The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1054, pp. 225-232, Cool Discs, Hot Flows: The Varying Faces of Accreting Compact Objects, Funasdalen, 08/3/25. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3002504
Kiss M, Larsson S, Arimoto M, Axelsson M, Bettolo CM, Bogaert G et al. The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1054. 2008. p. 225-232 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3002504
Kiss, M. ; Larsson, S. ; Arimoto, M. ; Axelsson, M. ; Bettolo, C. Marini ; Bogaert, G. ; Florén, H. G. ; Fukazawa, Y. ; Gunji, S. ; Hjalmarsdotter, L. ; Kamae, T. ; Kanai, Y. ; Kataoka, Jun ; Kawai, N. ; Klamra, W. ; Kurita, K. ; Madejski, G. ; Mizuno, T. ; Olofsson, G. ; Pearce, M. ; Ryde, F. ; Rydström, S. ; Tajima, H. ; Takahashi, H. ; Takahashi, T. ; Tanaka, T. ; Ueno, M. ; Umeki, Y. ; Varner, G. ; Yoshida, H. / The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1054 2008. pp. 225-232
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