|Title||Time Resolved Spectroscopy of Fe Lines in LMXB Bursters|
|Author||Dr Tod Strohmayer|
|Description||We propose XMM observations of the bursting low mass X-ray binaries Ser X-1 and 4U 1735-44. With the unique capabilities of XMM we seek to perform spectroscopy of Fe K and Fe L lines, which will constrain the emission region of the accretion disk and optically thin corona. We will search for time variability of the Fe line centroid, which will be sensitive to projected orbital velocities larger than 130 km-s, and constrain the binary orbital parameters. We will also search for high frequency variability, such as kilohertz quasiperiodic oscillations and coherent oscillations during the onset of thermonuclear X-ray bursts.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|Mission Description||The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2005-05-08T00:00:00Z, 008402, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sh9bn7z|