Observatory science with eXTP

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SCIENCE CHINA-PHYSICS MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY, vol.62, no.2, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11433-017-9186-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: space research instruments, nuclear astrophysics, flare stars, accretion and accretion disks, mass loss and stellar winds, cataclysmic binaries, X-ray binaries, supernova remnants, active galactic nuclei, X-ray bursts, gamma-ray bursts, gravitational waves, GAMMA-RAY BURST, ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI, FIELD CAMERAS OBSERVATIONS, SUPERMASSIVE BLACK-HOLES, ACCRETING NEUTRON-STARS, PULSAR-WIND NEBULAE, FAST RADIO-BURSTS, SEYFERT 1 GALAXY, X-RAY, TIDAL DISRUPTION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this White Paper we present the potential of the enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry (eXTP) mission for studies related to Observatory Science targets. These include flaring stars, supernova remnants, accreting white dwarfs, low and high mass X-ray binaries, radio quiet and radio loud active galactic nuclei, tidal disruption events, and gamma-ray bursts. eXTP will be excellently suited to study one common aspect of these objects: their often transient nature. Developed by an international Consortium led by the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science, the eXTP mission is expected to be launched in the mid 2020s.