In this paper we present the science potential of the enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry (eXTP) mission for studies of strongly magnetized objects. We will focus on the physics and astrophysics of strongly magnetized objects, namely magnetars, accreting X-ray pulsars, and rotation powered pulsars. We also discuss the science potential of eXTP for QED studies. Developed by an international Consortium led by the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the eXTP mission is expected to be launched in the mid 2020s.
Science China Physics, Mechanics, and Astronomy
- Pub Date:
- February 2019
- neutron stars;
- accreting pulsars;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- Accepted for publication on Sci. China Phys. Mech. Astron. (2019)