X-ray polarimetry of extended sources with IXPE.

Ferrazzoli R.

III - Astrofisica
GSSI Ex ISEF - Aula D - Venerdì 27 h 15:30 - 19:00
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The imaging and polarimetric capabilities of the Gas Pixel Detectors will allow the NASA/ASI Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE, launch in 2021) to investigate the polarimetric properties of complex fields and extended sources. These targets will be studied by means of position- and energy-dependent polarization maps that will clarify the emission processes and the role of the magnetic field on the acceleration process in the X-ray emitting regions. I will discuss the results of simulated observations by IXPE of representative targets such as the relativistic Jet of Centaurus A, the Tycho Supernova remnant and the Molecular Clouds in Galactic center.

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