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eXTP: Enhanced X-Ray Timing and Polarimetry MissioneXTP is a science mission designed to study the state of matter under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism. Primary goals are the determination of the equation of state of matter at supra-nuclear density, the measurement of QED effects in highly magnetized star, and the study of accretion in the strong-field regime of gravity. Primary targets include isolated and binary neutron stars, strong magnetic field systems like magnetars, and stellar-mass and supermassive black holes. The mission carries a unique and unprecedented suite of state-of-the-art scientific instruments enabling for the first time ever the simultaneous spectral-timing-polarimetry studies of cosmic sources in the energy range from 0.5-30 keV (and beyond). Key elements of the payload are: the Spectroscopic Focusing Array (SFA) - a set of 11 X-ray optics for a total effective area of approx. 0.9 m(exp. 2) and 0.6 m(exp. 2) at 2 keV and 6 keV respectively, equipped with Silicon Drift Detectors offering less than 180 eV spectral resolution; the Large Area Detector (LAD) - a deployable set of 640 Silicon Drift Detectors, for a total effective area of approx. 3.4 m(exp. 2), between 6 and 10 keV, and spectral resolution better than 250 eV; the Polarimetry Focusing Array (PFA) - a set of 2 X-ray telescope, for a total effective area of 250 cm(exp. 2) at 2 keV, equipped with imaging gas pixel photoelectric polarimeters; the Wide Field Monitor (WFM) - a set of 3 coded mask wide field units, equipped with position-sensitive Silicon Drift Detectors, each covering a 90 degrees x 90 degrees field of view. The eXTP international consortium includes major institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Universities in China, as well as major institutions in several European countries and the United States. The predecessor of eXTP, the XTP mission concept, has been selected and funded as one of the so-called background missions in the Strategic Priority Space Science Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2011. The strong European participation has significantly enhanced the scientific capabilities of eXTP. The planned launch date of the mission is earlier than 2025.
Document ID
20170006127
Document Type
Conference Paper
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Authors
Zhang, S. N. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Feroci, M. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Santangelo, A. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Dong, Y. W. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Feng, H. (Tsinghua Univ. Beijing, China)
Lu, F. J. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Nandra, K. (Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik Garching, Germany)
Wang, Z. S. (Tongji Univ. Shanghai, China)
Zhang, S. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Bozzo, E. (INTEGRAL Science Data Center for Astrophysics Versoix, Switzerland)
Brandt, S. (Technical Univ. of Denmark Kongens Lyngby, Denmark)
De Rosa, A. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Gou, L. J. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Hernanz, M. (Center for Astriobiology (CSIC-INTA) Spain)
Van der Klis, M. (Amsterdam Univ. Netherlands)
LI, X. D. (Nanjing Univ. China)
Liu, Y. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Orleanski, P. (Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Poland)
Pareschi, G. (Brera Astronomical Observatory Milan, Italy)
Pohl, M. (Geneva Univ. Geneva, Switzerland)
Poutanen, J. (Turku Univ. Finland)
Qu, J. L. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Schanne, S. (Saclay Research Centre Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Stella, L. (Osservatorio Astronomico Rome, Italy)
Uttley, P. (Amsterdam Univ. Netherlands)
Watts, A. (Amsterdam Univ. Netherlands)
Xu, R. X. (Peking Univ. Beijing, China)
Yu, W. F. (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory China)
In 't Zand, J. J. M. (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Zane, S.
Alvarez, L. (Center for Astriobiology (CSIC-INTA) Spain)
Amati, L. (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Bologna, Italy)
Baldini, L. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Pisa, Italy)
Bambi, C. (Fudan Univ. Shanghai, China)
Basso, S. (Brera Astronomical Observatory Milan, Italy)
Bhattacharyya, S. (Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research Mumbai, India)
Bellazzini, R. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Pisa, Italy)
Belloni, T. (Brera Astronomical Observatory Milan, Italy)
Bellutti, P. (Trento Univ. Povo, Italy)
Bianchi, S. (Rome III Univ. Rome, Italy)
Brez, A. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Pisa, Italy)
Bursa, M. (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic)
Burwitz, V. (Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik Garching, Germany)
Tagliaferri, G. (Brera Astronomical Observatory Milan, Italy)
Budtz-Jorgensen, C. (Technical Univ. of Denmark Kongens Lyngby, Denmark)
Caiazzo, I. (British Columbia Univ. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Campana, R. (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Bologna, Italy)
Cao, X. L. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Casella, P. (Osservatorio Astronomico Rome, Italy)
Chen, C. Y. (Shanghai Bureau of Astronautics Shanghai, China)
Chen, L. (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory China)
Chen, T. X. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Chen, Y. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Chen, Y. (Nanjing Univ. China)
Chen, Y. P. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Civitani, M. (Brera Astronomical Observatory Milan, Italy)
Coti Zelati, F. (Amsterdam Univ. Netherlands)
Cui, W. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Cui, W. W. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Dai, Z. G. (Nanjing Univ. China)
Del Monte, E. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
De Martino, D. (National Inst. for Astrophysics Astronomical Observatory (INAF) Trieste, Italy)
Di Cosimo, S. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Diebold, S. (Tuebingen Univ. Germany)
Dovciak, M (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic)
Donnarumma, I. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Doroshenko, V. (Tuebingen Univ. Germany)
Esposito, P. (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Milan, Italy)
Evangelista, Y. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Favre, Y. (Geneva Univ. Geneva, Switzerland)
Friedrich, P. (Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik Garching, Germany)
Fuschino, F. (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Bologna, Italy)
Galvez, J. L. (Center for Astriobiology (CSIC-INTA) Spain)
Gao, Z. L. (Chinese Academy of Space Technology Beijing, China)
Ge, M. Y. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Gevin, O. (Saclay Research Centre Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Goetz, D. (Saclay Research Centre Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Han, D. W. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Heyl, J. (British Columbia Univ. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Horak, J. (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic)
Hu, W. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Huang, F. (Shanghai Bureau of Astronautics Shanghai, China)
Huang, Q. S. (Tongji Univ. Shanghai, China)
Hudec, R. (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic)
Huppenkothen. D. (New York Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Israel, G. L. (Osservatorio Astronomico Rome, Italy)
Ingram, A. (Amsterdam Univ. Netherlands)
Karas, V. (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic)
Karelin, D. (Center for Astriobiology (CSIC-INTA) Spain)
Jenke, P. A. (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Ji, L. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Kennedy, T.
Korpela, S. (Helsinki Univ. Helsinki, Finland)
Kunneriath, D. (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic)
Labanti, C. (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Bologna, Italy)
Li, G. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Li, X. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Li, Z. S. (Xiangtan Univ. China)
Liang, E. W. (Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati, Italy)
Limousin, O. (Saclay Research Centre Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Lin, L. (Beijing Normal Univ. China)
Ling, Z. X. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Liu, H. B. (Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati, Italy)
Liu, H. W. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Liu, Z. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Lu, B. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Lund, N. (Technical Univ. of Denmark Kongens Lyngby, Denmark)
Lai, D. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Luo, B. (Nanjing Univ. China)
Luo, T. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Ma, B. (Tongji Univ. Shanghai, China)
Mahmoodifar, S. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Marisaldi, M. (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Bologna, Italy)
Martindale, A.
Meidinger, N. (Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik Garching, Germany)
Men, Y. P. (Trento Univ. Povo, Italy)
Michalska, M. (Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Poland)
Mignani, R. (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Milan, Italy)
Minuti, M. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Pisa, Italy)
Motta, S. (Oxford Univ. Oxford, United Kingdom)
Muleri, F. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Neilsen, J. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Orlandini, M. (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF-IASF) Bologna, Italy)
Pan, A. T. (Chinese Academy of Space Technology Beijing, China)
Patruno, A. (Leiden Univ. Netherlands)
Perinati, E. (Tuebingen Univ. Germany)
Picciotto, A. (Trento Univ. Povo, Italy)
Piemonte, C. (Trento Univ. Povo, Italy)
Pinchera, M. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Pisa, Italy)
Rachevski, A. (Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati, Italy)
Rapisarda, M. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Rea, N. (Center for Astriobiology (CSIC-INTA) Spain)
Rossi, E. M. R. (Leiden Univ. Netherlands)
Rubini, A. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Sala, G. (Center for Astriobiology (CSIC-INTA) Spain)
Shu, X. W. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Sgro, C. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Pisa, Italy)
Shen, Z. X. (Tongji Univ. Shanghai, China)
Soffitta, P. (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale (INAF-IAPS) Rome, Italy)
Song, L. M. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Spandre, G. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Pisa, Italy)
Stratta, G. (Urbino Univ. Urbino, Italy)
Strohmayer, T. E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Sun, L. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Svoboda, J. (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic)
Tagliaferri, G. (Brera Astronomical Observatory Milan, Italy)
Tenzer, C. (Tuebingen Univ. Germany)
Tong, H. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Taverna, R. (Padua Univ. Italy)
Torok, G. (silesian univ)
Turolla, R. (Padua Univ. Italy)
Vacchi, A. (Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati, Italy)
Wang, J. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Wang, J. X. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Walton, D.
Wang, K. (Tongji Univ. Shanghai, China)
Wang, J. F. (Xiamen Univ. China)
Wang, R. J. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Wang, Y. F. (Chinese Academy of Space Technology Beijing, China)
Weng, S. S. (Nanjing Normal Univ. Nanjing, China)
Wilms, J. (Erlangen-Nuernberg Univ. Bamberg, Germany)
Winter, B.
Wu, X. (Geneva Univ. Geneva, Switzerland)
Wu, X. F. (Trento Univ. Povo, Italy)
Xiong, S. L. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Xu, Y. P. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Xue, Y. Q. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Yan, Z. (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory China)
Yang, S. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Yang, X. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Yang, Y. J. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Yuan, F. (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory China)
Yuan, W. M. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Yuan, Y. F. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Zampa, G. (Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati, Italy)
Zampa, N. (Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati, Italy)
Zdziarski, A. (Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Poland)
Zhang, C. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Zhang, C. L. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Zhang, L. (Chinese Academy of Space Technology Beijing, China)
Zhang, X. (Nanjing Univ. China)
Zhang, Z. (Tongji Univ. Shanghai, China)
Zhang, W. D. (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory China)
Zheng, S. J. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Zhou, P. (Nanjing Univ. China)
Zhou, X. L. (Academia Sinica Beijing, China)
Date Acquired
July 6, 2017
Publication Date
June 26, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of SPIE
Volume: 9905
ISSN: 0277-786X
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN43898
Meeting Information
SPIE Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray Conference 2016(Edinburgh)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: GA CR-13-33324S
CONTRACT_GRANT: PNSC-2013/10M/ST9/00729
CONTRACT_GRANT: CAS-XDA04060600
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Keywords
X-ray astronomy
Strong Gravity
X-ray timing
Strong Magnetism
Neutron Star EOS
spectroscopy