Search for x-ray polarization in sco X-1

J. R.P. Angel, R. Novick, P. Vanden Bout, R. Wolff

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Abstract

An x-ray polarimeter sensitive to x rays in the energy range from 6 to 18 keV, flown above the atmosphere on 27 July 1968, was used both to set an upper limit on the polarization of Sco X-1 and to check for spurious indications of polarization which might result from the anisotropy of the cosmic rays. Within the statistical limitations of the data, no evidence was found for spurious background polarization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-865
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume22
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1969
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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