Observatory science with eXTP

in't Zand, J. J. M., Bozzo, E., Qu, J., Li, X-D., Amati, L., Chen, Y., Donnarumma, I., Doroshenko, V., Drake, S. A., Hernanz, M., Jenke, P. A., Maccarone, T. J., Mahmoodifar, S., de Martino, D., De Rosa, A., Rossi, E. M., Rowlinson, A., Sala, G., Stratta, G., Tauris, T. M., Wilms, J., Wu, X., Zhou, P., Agudo, I., Altamirano, D., Atteia, J-L., Andersson, N. A., Baglio, M. C., Ballantyne, D. R., Baykal, A., Behar, E., Belloni, T., Bhattacharyya, S., Bianchi, S., Bilous, A., Blay, P., Braga, J., Brandt, S., Brown, E. F., Bucciantini, N., Burderi, L., Cackett, E. M., Campana, R., Campana, S., Casella, P., Homan, J., Li, G., Méndez, M., Sanna, A. & Zhang, S., Feb-2019, In : Science china-Physics mechanics & astronomy. 62, 2, 29506.

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  • Jean J. M. in't Zand
  • Enrico Bozzo
  • JinLu Qu
  • Xiang-Dong Li
  • Lorenzo Amati
  • Yang Chen
  • Immacolata Donnarumma
  • Victor Doroshenko
  • Stephen A. Drake
  • Margarita Hernanz
  • Peter A. Jenke
  • Thomas J. Maccarone
  • Simin Mahmoodifar
  • Domitilla de Martino
  • Alessandra De Rosa
  • Elena M. Rossi
  • Antonia Rowlinson
  • Gloria Sala
  • Giulia Stratta
  • Thomas M. Tauris
  • Joern Wilms
  • XueFeng Wu
  • Ping Zhou
  • Iván Agudo
  • Diego Altamirano
  • Jean-Luc Atteia
  • Nils A. Andersson
  • M. Cristina Baglio
  • David R. Ballantyne
  • Altan Baykal
  • Ehud Behar
  • Tomaso Belloni
  • Sudip Bhattacharyya
  • Stefano Bianchi
  • Anna Bilous
  • Pere Blay
  • João Braga
  • Søren Brandt
  • Edward F. Brown
  • Niccolò Bucciantini
  • Luciano Burderi
  • Edward M. Cackett
  • Riccardo Campana
  • Sergio Campana
  • Piergiorgio Casella
  • Jeroen Homan
  • Gang Li
  • Mariano Méndez
  • Andrea Sanna
  • Shuo Zhang
In this White Paper we present the potential of the enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry (eXTP) mission for studies related to Observatory Science targets. These include flaring stars, supernova remnants, accreting white dwarfs, low and high mass X-ray binaries, radio quiet and radio loud active galactic nuclei, tidal disruption events, and gamma-ray bursts. eXTP will be excellently suited to study one common aspect of these objects: their often transient nature. Developed by an international Consortium led by the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science, the eXTP mission is expected to be launched in the mid 2020s.
Original languageEnglish
Article number29506
JournalScience china-Physics mechanics & astronomy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2019


  • space research instruments, nuclear astrophysics, flare stars, accretion and accretion disks, mass loss and stellar winds, cataclysmic binaries, X-ray binaries, supernova remnants, active galactic nuclei, X-ray bursts, gamma-ray bursts, gravitational waves, GAMMA-RAY BURST, ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI, FIELD CAMERAS OBSERVATIONS, SUPERMASSIVE BLACK-HOLES, ACCRETING NEUTRON-STARS, PULSAR-WIND NEBULAE, FAST RADIO-BURSTS, SEYFERT 1 GALAXY, X-RAY, TIDAL DISRUPTION

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