Simbol-X Core Science in a Context
Fiore, F. ; Arnaud, M. ; Briel, U. ; ...Cavazzuti, E. ; ...Giommi, P. ; ...Piermaria, M. ; et al.
May - 2009
DOI: 10.1063/1.3149478
ISSN : 1551-7616 ;
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type: Conference Proceedings

Taking advantage of emerging technology in mirror manufacturing and spacecraft formation flying, Simbol‐X will push grazing incidence imaging up to ∼80  keV, providing an improvement of roughly three orders of magnitude in sensitivity and angular resolution compared to all instruments that have operated so far above 10 keV. This will open a new window in X‐ray astronomy, allowing breakthrough studies on black hole physics and census and particle acceleration mechanisms. We discuss here synergies between Simbol‐X and the main multiwavelength facilities that will operate in the next decade, and present a quantitative comparison between Simbol‐X and its main competitors, NuStar and Astro‐H.

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