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Name 014844
Title The Anisotropic Radiation Transfer due to Resonance Scattering in MCVs


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mqgbewo
Author Mr Yukikatsu TERADA
Description The aim of this proposal is to confirm a new idea of anisotropic transfer for resonance photons in an accretion column on magnetic cataclysmic variables, which we have proposed to explain unusually strong Fe-K lines observed from some polars with ASCA (Terada et al 1999). We have then confirmed the idea via numerical simulations and via detection of rotational modulation in the Fe-K line EW with ASCA (Terada et al 2001). However, the observational confirmation of the ..line beaming. effect has so far been confirmed only from a few polars, and with marginal significance. With Newton, we expect to measure the effect from a much larger sample, with a much higher significance. The effect, if established, will afford a valuable new diagnostic tool of the plasmas in MCVs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-12-16T21:53:55Z/2002-12-17T06:06:34Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2004-02-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-02-01T00:00:00Z, 014844, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mqgbewo