Physics and astrophysics of strong magnetic field systems with eXTP


SANTANGELO A., Zane S., FENG H., XU R., DOROSHENKO V., BOZZO E., ...More

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11433-018-9234-3
  • Title of Journal : SCIENCE CHINA-PHYSICS MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY

Abstract

In this paper we present the science potential of the enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry (eXTP) mission for studies of strongly magnetized objects. We will focus on the physics and astrophysics of strongly magnetized objects, namely magnetars, accreting X-ray pulsars, and rotation powered pulsars. We also discuss the science potential of eXTP for QED studies. Developed by an international Consortium led by the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the eXTP mission is expected to be launched in the mid 2020s.