LOFT: A large observatory for x-ray timing

Fabio Muleri, M. Feroci, T. Belloni, J. Braga, S. Campana, T. Courvousier, M. Hernanz, R. Hudec, G. L. Israel, P. S. Ray, A. Santangelo, L. Stella, A. Vacchi, M. Van Der Klis, D. Walton, A. Zdziarski, J. M. Alvarez, A. Argan, G. Baldazzi, M. BarberaG. Bertuccio, V. Bonvicini, E. Bozzo, R. Campana, A. Collura, G. Cusumano, E. Del Monte, J. W. Den Herder, S. Di Cosimo, G. Di Persio, Y. Evangelista, F. Fuschino, J. L. Galvez, P. Giommi, M. Grassi, P. Guttridge, J. J M In'T Zand, D. Kataria, D. Klochkov, C. Labanti, F. Lazzarotto, P. Malcovati, M. Marisaldi, M. Mastropietro, T. Mineo, E. Morelli, F. Muleri, P. Orleanski, B. Phlips, L. Picolli, M. Rapisarda, A. Rashevski, R. Remillard, A. Rubini, T. Schanz, A. Segreto, M. Stolarski, C. Tenzer, R. Wawrzaszek, C. Wilson-Hodge, B. Winter, G. Zampa, N. Zampa, A. Alpar, D. Altamirano, L. Amati, L. A. Antonelli, P. Attinà, C. Barbieri, L. Burderi, M. Bursa, G. A. Caliandro, P. Casella, D. Chakrabarty, A. Corongiu, E. Costa, S. Covino, S. Dall'Osso, F. D'Amico, C. Done, T. Di Salvo, A. Drago, D. De Martino, A. De Rosa, I. Donnarumma, M. Dovciak, U. Ertan, M. Falanga, R. Fender, F. Frontera, P. Ghandi, E. Gogus, W. Hermsen, J. Isern, J. Horak, P. Jonker, E. Kalemci, G. Kanbach, V. Karas, W. Kluzniak, K. Kokkotas, J. Krolik, N. Kylafis, J. Lattimer, D. Leahy, T. Maccarone, J. McClintock, M. Mendez, S. Mereghetti, R. Mignani, C. Miller, S. Mornick, S. Motta, T. Muñoz-Darias, A. Naletto, M. Orio, M. Orlandini, Feryal Ozel, L. Pacciani, S. Paltani, I. Papadakis, A. Papitto, A. Patruno, A. Pellizzoni, A. Possenti, Dimitrios Psaltis, N. Rea, P. Reig, P. Romano, M. Romanova, A. Shearer, P. Soffitta, N. Stergioulas, Z. Stuchlik, A. Tiengo, D. Torres, R. Turolla, S. Vercellone, A. Watts, K. Wood, L. Zampieri, S. Zane, A. Zezas, J. Ziolkowski

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Abstract

LOFT (Large area Observatory For x-ray Timing) is an innovative mission submitted in response to the Cosmic Vision "Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity for a launch in 2022" recently issued by ESA. LOFT is an ideal candidate for the next generation of (extremely) large experiments for X-ray timing dedicated to the study of the physics of compact objects and to the understanding of the behavior of matter in strong gravitational fields. Recent developments in the field of large area monolithic silicon detectors allowed us to reach an effective area ∼12 m2 (15 m2 goal), more than a order of magnitude larger that RXTE/PCA, in the energy range 2-30 keV (1-40 keV goal). This Large Area Detector (LAD) will have both high timing resolution (<10 μs, 5 μs goal) and good spectral capabilities (<260 eV, <180 eV goal). A Wide Field Monitor (WFM), sensitive in the ∼1-50 keV energy range, will observe simultaneously more than a quarter of the sky in order to both discover and localize transient events and study their long term evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event8th INTEGRAL Workshop on the Restless Gamma-Ray Universe, INTEGRAL 2010 - Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Sep 27 2010Sep 30 2010

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Other8th INTEGRAL Workshop on the Restless Gamma-Ray Universe, INTEGRAL 2010
CountryIreland
CityDublin Castle, Dublin
Period9/27/109/30/10

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X Ray Timing Explorer
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Muleri, F., Feroci, M., Belloni, T., Braga, J., Campana, S., Courvousier, T., ... Ziolkowski, J. (2010). LOFT: A large observatory for x-ray timing. In Proceedings of Science

LOFT : A large observatory for x-ray timing. / Muleri, Fabio; Feroci, M.; Belloni, T.; Braga, J.; Campana, S.; Courvousier, T.; Hernanz, M.; Hudec, R.; Israel, G. L.; Ray, P. S.; Santangelo, A.; Stella, L.; Vacchi, A.; Van Der Klis, M.; Walton, D.; Zdziarski, A.; Alvarez, J. M.; Argan, A.; Baldazzi, G.; Barbera, M.; Bertuccio, G.; Bonvicini, V.; Bozzo, E.; Campana, R.; Collura, A.; Cusumano, G.; Del Monte, E.; Den Herder, J. W.; Di Cosimo, S.; Di Persio, G.; Evangelista, Y.; Fuschino, F.; Galvez, J. L.; Giommi, P.; Grassi, M.; Guttridge, P.; In'T Zand, J. J M; Kataria, D.; Klochkov, D.; Labanti, C.; Lazzarotto, F.; Malcovati, P.; Marisaldi, M.; Mastropietro, M.; Mineo, T.; Morelli, E.; Muleri, F.; Orleanski, P.; Phlips, B.; Picolli, L.; Rapisarda, M.; Rashevski, A.; Remillard, R.; Rubini, A.; Schanz, T.; Segreto, A.; Stolarski, M.; Tenzer, C.; Wawrzaszek, R.; Wilson-Hodge, C.; Winter, B.; Zampa, G.; Zampa, N.; Alpar, A.; Altamirano, D.; Amati, L.; Antonelli, L. A.; Attinà, P.; Barbieri, C.; Burderi, L.; Bursa, M.; Caliandro, G. A.; Casella, P.; Chakrabarty, D.; Corongiu, A.; Costa, E.; Covino, S.; Dall'Osso, S.; D'Amico, F.; Done, C.; Di Salvo, T.; Drago, A.; De Martino, D.; De Rosa, A.; Donnarumma, I.; Dovciak, M.; Ertan, U.; Falanga, M.; Fender, R.; Frontera, F.; Ghandi, P.; Gogus, E.; Hermsen, W.; Isern, J.; Horak, J.; Jonker, P.; Kalemci, E.; Kanbach, G.; Karas, V.; Kluzniak, W.; Kokkotas, K.; Krolik, J.; Kylafis, N.; Lattimer, J.; Leahy, D.; Maccarone, T.; McClintock, J.; Mendez, M.; Mereghetti, S.; Mignani, R.; Miller, C.; Mornick, S.; Motta, S.; Muñoz-Darias, T.; Naletto, A.; Orio, M.; Orlandini, M.; Ozel, Feryal; Pacciani, L.; Paltani, S.; Papadakis, I.; Papitto, A.; Patruno, A.; Pellizzoni, A.; Possenti, A.; Psaltis, Dimitrios; Rea, N.; Reig, P.; Romano, P.; Romanova, M.; Shearer, A.; Soffitta, P.; Stergioulas, N.; Stuchlik, Z.; Tiengo, A.; Torres, D.; Turolla, R.; Vercellone, S.; Watts, A.; Wood, K.; Zampieri, L.; Zane, S.; Zezas, A.; Ziolkowski, J.

Proceedings of Science. 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Muleri, F, Feroci, M, Belloni, T, Braga, J, Campana, S, Courvousier, T, Hernanz, M, Hudec, R, Israel, GL, Ray, PS, Santangelo, A, Stella, L, Vacchi, A, Van Der Klis, M, Walton, D, Zdziarski, A, Alvarez, JM, Argan, A, Baldazzi, G, Barbera, M, Bertuccio, G, Bonvicini, V, Bozzo, E, Campana, R, Collura, A, Cusumano, G, Del Monte, E, Den Herder, JW, Di Cosimo, S, Di Persio, G, Evangelista, Y, Fuschino, F, Galvez, JL, Giommi, P, Grassi, M, Guttridge, P, In'T Zand, JJM, Kataria, D, Klochkov, D, Labanti, C, Lazzarotto, F, Malcovati, P, Marisaldi, M, Mastropietro, M, Mineo, T, Morelli, E, Muleri, F, Orleanski, P, Phlips, B, Picolli, L, Rapisarda, M, Rashevski, A, Remillard, R, Rubini, A, Schanz, T, Segreto, A, Stolarski, M, Tenzer, C, Wawrzaszek, R, Wilson-Hodge, C, Winter, B, Zampa, G, Zampa, N, Alpar, A, Altamirano, D, Amati, L, Antonelli, LA, Attinà, P, Barbieri, C, Burderi, L, Bursa, M, Caliandro, GA, Casella, P, Chakrabarty, D, Corongiu, A, Costa, E, Covino, S, Dall'Osso, S, D'Amico, F, Done, C, Di Salvo, T, Drago, A, De Martino, D, De Rosa, A, Donnarumma, I, Dovciak, M, Ertan, U, Falanga, M, Fender, R, Frontera, F, Ghandi, P, Gogus, E, Hermsen, W, Isern, J, Horak, J, Jonker, P, Kalemci, E, Kanbach, G, Karas, V, Kluzniak, W, Kokkotas, K, Krolik, J, Kylafis, N, Lattimer, J, Leahy, D, Maccarone, T, McClintock, J, Mendez, M, Mereghetti, S, Mignani, R, Miller, C, Mornick, S, Motta, S, Muñoz-Darias, T, Naletto, A, Orio, M, Orlandini, M, Ozel, F, Pacciani, L, Paltani, S, Papadakis, I, Papitto, A, Patruno, A, Pellizzoni, A, Possenti, A, Psaltis, D, Rea, N, Reig, P, Romano, P, Romanova, M, Shearer, A, Soffitta, P, Stergioulas, N, Stuchlik, Z, Tiengo, A, Torres, D, Turolla, R, Vercellone, S, Watts, A, Wood, K, Zampieri, L, Zane, S, Zezas, A & Ziolkowski, J 2010, LOFT: A large observatory for x-ray timing. in Proceedings of Science. 8th INTEGRAL Workshop on the Restless Gamma-Ray Universe, INTEGRAL 2010, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, 9/27/10.
Muleri F, Feroci M, Belloni T, Braga J, Campana S, Courvousier T et al. LOFT: A large observatory for x-ray timing. In Proceedings of Science. 2010
Muleri, Fabio ; Feroci, M. ; Belloni, T. ; Braga, J. ; Campana, S. ; Courvousier, T. ; Hernanz, M. ; Hudec, R. ; Israel, G. L. ; Ray, P. S. ; Santangelo, A. ; Stella, L. ; Vacchi, A. ; Van Der Klis, M. ; Walton, D. ; Zdziarski, A. ; Alvarez, J. M. ; Argan, A. ; Baldazzi, G. ; Barbera, M. ; Bertuccio, G. ; Bonvicini, V. ; Bozzo, E. ; Campana, R. ; Collura, A. ; Cusumano, G. ; Del Monte, E. ; Den Herder, J. W. ; Di Cosimo, S. ; Di Persio, G. ; Evangelista, Y. ; Fuschino, F. ; Galvez, J. L. ; Giommi, P. ; Grassi, M. ; Guttridge, P. ; In'T Zand, J. J M ; Kataria, D. ; Klochkov, D. ; Labanti, C. ; Lazzarotto, F. ; Malcovati, P. ; Marisaldi, M. ; Mastropietro, M. ; Mineo, T. ; Morelli, E. ; Muleri, F. ; Orleanski, P. ; Phlips, B. ; Picolli, L. ; Rapisarda, M. ; Rashevski, A. ; Remillard, R. ; Rubini, A. ; Schanz, T. ; Segreto, A. ; Stolarski, M. ; Tenzer, C. ; Wawrzaszek, R. ; Wilson-Hodge, C. ; Winter, B. ; Zampa, G. ; Zampa, N. ; Alpar, A. ; Altamirano, D. ; Amati, L. ; Antonelli, L. A. ; Attinà, P. ; Barbieri, C. ; Burderi, L. ; Bursa, M. ; Caliandro, G. A. ; Casella, P. ; Chakrabarty, D. ; Corongiu, A. ; Costa, E. ; Covino, S. ; Dall'Osso, S. ; D'Amico, F. ; Done, C. ; Di Salvo, T. ; Drago, A. ; De Martino, D. ; De Rosa, A. ; Donnarumma, I. ; Dovciak, M. ; Ertan, U. ; Falanga, M. ; Fender, R. ; Frontera, F. ; Ghandi, P. ; Gogus, E. ; Hermsen, W. ; Isern, J. ; Horak, J. ; Jonker, P. ; Kalemci, E. ; Kanbach, G. ; Karas, V. ; Kluzniak, W. ; Kokkotas, K. ; Krolik, J. ; Kylafis, N. ; Lattimer, J. ; Leahy, D. ; Maccarone, T. ; McClintock, J. ; Mendez, M. ; Mereghetti, S. ; Mignani, R. ; Miller, C. ; Mornick, S. ; Motta, S. ; Muñoz-Darias, T. ; Naletto, A. ; Orio, M. ; Orlandini, M. ; Ozel, Feryal ; Pacciani, L. ; Paltani, S. ; Papadakis, I. ; Papitto, A. ; Patruno, A. ; Pellizzoni, A. ; Possenti, A. ; Psaltis, Dimitrios ; Rea, N. ; Reig, P. ; Romano, P. ; Romanova, M. ; Shearer, A. ; Soffitta, P. ; Stergioulas, N. ; Stuchlik, Z. ; Tiengo, A. ; Torres, D. ; Turolla, R. ; Vercellone, S. ; Watts, A. ; Wood, K. ; Zampieri, L. ; Zane, S. ; Zezas, A. ; Ziolkowski, J. / LOFT : A large observatory for x-ray timing. Proceedings of Science. 2010.
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