|Title||Characterization of hard X-ray selected binaries: a census of magnetic CVs|
|Author||Dr Domitilla de Martino|
|Description||Among hard X-ray galactic sources detected by the INTEGRAL and Swift surveys those identified as white dwarf binaries (CVs) recently boosted in number. The majority harbour asynchronously rotating magnetic primaries, suggesting that this subclass could be an important constituent of X-ray binary populations. XMM-Newton demonstrated its unique potential to unambiguously infer their true nature through the detection of X-ray spin pulses and the study of broad-band spectra, that proved to be successful for more than 17 targets. We propose to continue our identification programme with the ultimate goal to obtain a true census of the first volume-limited sample of hard X-ray emitting white dwarf systems.|
|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, 2015-04-01T22:00:00Z, 072179, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w57qbsx|