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Exploring the Dynamic X-ray Universe: Scientific Opportunities for the Einstein Probe Mission

YUAN Weimin OSBORNE Julian P ZHANG Chen WILLINGALE Richard

YUAN Weimin, OSBORNE Julian P, ZHANG Chen, WILLINGALE Richard. Exploring the Dynamic X-ray Universe: Scientific Opportunities for the Einstein Probe Mission[J]. 空间科学学报, 2016, 36(2): 117-138. doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.02.117
引用本文: YUAN Weimin, OSBORNE Julian P, ZHANG Chen, WILLINGALE Richard. Exploring the Dynamic X-ray Universe: Scientific Opportunities for the Einstein Probe Mission[J]. 空间科学学报, 2016, 36(2): 117-138. doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.02.117
YUAN Weimin, OSBORNE Julian P, ZHANG Chen, WILLINGALE Richard. Exploring the Dynamic X-ray Universe: Scientific Opportunities for the Einstein Probe Mission[J]. Journal of Space Science, 2016, 36(2): 117-138. doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.02.117
Citation: YUAN Weimin, OSBORNE Julian P, ZHANG Chen, WILLINGALE Richard. Exploring the Dynamic X-ray Universe: Scientific Opportunities for the Einstein Probe Mission[J]. Journal of Space Science, 2016, 36(2): 117-138. doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.02.117

Exploring the Dynamic X-ray Universe: Scientific Opportunities for the Einstein Probe Mission

doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.02.117
基金项目: Supported by the Strategic Priority Research Programme on Space Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA04061100)
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    YUAN Weimin,E-mail:wmy@nao.cas.cn

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Exploring the Dynamic X-ray Universe: Scientific Opportunities for the Einstein Probe Mission

Funds: Supported by the Strategic Priority Research Programme on Space Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA04061100)
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    Corresponding author: YUAN Weimin,E-mail:wmy@nao.cas.cn
  • 摘要: Time-domain astrophysics will enter a golden era towards the end of this decade with the advent of major facilities across the electromagnetic spectrum and in the multi-messenger realms of gravitational wave and neutrino. In the soft X-ray regime, the novel micro-pore lobster-eye optics provides a promising technology to realise, for the first time, focusing X-ray optics for wide-angle monitors to achieve a good combination of sensitivity and wide field of view. In this context Einstein Probe, a soft X-ray all-sky monitor mission, was proposed and selected as a candidate mission of priority in the space science programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This paper reviews the most important science developments and key questions in this field towards 2020 and beyond, and how to achieve them technologically. It also introduces the Einstein Probe mission, including its key science goals and mission definition, as well as some of the key technological issues.

     

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  • 收稿日期:  2016-01-18
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