X-ray survey with microcalorimeters: From GRB in the far universe to diffuse emission in our galaxy

L. Piro, L. Colasanti*, G. Gandolfi, L. Pacciani, A. De Rosa, D. Hampai, E. Costa, M. Feroci, P. Soffitta, F. Gatti, D. Pergolesi, R. Vaccarone, M. Orio, A. Ferrari, E. Trussoni, D. McCammon, W. T. Sanders, F. S. Porter, R. L. Kelley, C. K. StahleE. Figueroa, A. Szymkowiak, M. Galeazzi

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Abstract

IMBOSS is an experiment based on X-ray microcalorimeters and aimed to perform a high spectral resolution all-sky survey. One of the primary scientific goals is the observation of the baryon "missing" matter at z<2. This is expected to be in the form of a warm-hot medium emitting in soft X-rays. We aim to detect and study the WHIM via X-ray emission lines. Another key goal is the detection of X-ray features in the prompt emission of GRBs, ultimately leading to a measurement of z for those class of GRBs still embedded in the mystery. Finally, a high-resolution spectroscopy survey will clarify the origin of the many components thought to make up the diffuse galactic X-ray emission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume520
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2004

Keywords

  • GRB
  • Microcalorimeters
  • WHIM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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