PoGOLite: A balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter

M. Jackson*, M. Pearce, H. Takahashi, M. Axelsson, H. G. Florén, Y. Fukazawa, S. Gunji, T. Kamae, Y. Kanai, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, M. Kiss, W. Klamra, S. Larsson, G. Madejski, K. Maeda, P. Mallol, C. Marini Bettolo, Y. Miyamoto, T. MizunoG. Olofsson, F. Ryde, S. Rydström, J. E. Strömberg, H. Tajima, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, T. Thurston, G. Varner, H. Yoshida, M. Pearce

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PoGOLite is a balloon-borne X-ray polarimeter, designed to measure the polarization of 25-80 keV X-rays. It is scheduled for a pathfinder flight in August 2010. This paper outlines the scientific motivation and the status of preparations of the payload.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2009 Oct 252009 Oct 31

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863


Conference2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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