|Title||Enlarging the population of non-thermal X-ray pulsars|
|Author||Dr Jian Li|
|Description||Using a theoretical model for the pulsed non-thermal emission above 1 keV and extending until the gamma-ray domain, we have fitted all known spectra of gamma-ray pulsars and obtained estimates for their flux levels in X-rays. We have chosen several objects for which their estimate exceeds 3e-13 erg-cm2 s at 10 keV. Based on the success of the model when contrasted with pulsars for which X-ray and gamma-ray measurements exist, we propose to observe these candidates to enlarge the sample of non-thermal X-ray detected pulsars, which till now contains only a handful members.|
|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, 2020-04-12T22:00:00Z, 082421, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-s8dre4j|