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First Detection of X-Ray Polarization from the Accreting Neutron Star 4U 1820−303




Julkaisun tekijätDi Marco A., La Monaca F., Poutanen J., Russell T.D., Anitra A., Farinelli R., Mastroserio G., Muleri F., Xie F., Bachetti M., Burderi L., Carotenuto F., Del Santo M., Di Salvo T., Dovčiak M., Gnarini A., Iaria R., Kajava J.J.E., Liu K., Middei R., O’Dell S.L., Pilia M., Rankin J., Sanna A., Eijnden J.v.d., Weisskopf M.C., Bobrikova A., Capitanio F., Costa E., Kaaret P., Marino A., Soffitta P., Ursini F., Ambrosino F., Cocchi M., Fabiani S., Marshall H.L., Matt G., Motta S.E., Papitto A., Stella L., Tarana A., Zane S., Agudo I., Antonelli L.A., Baldini L., Baumgartner W.H., Bellazzini R., Bianchi S., Bongiorno S.D., Bonino R., Brez A., Bucciantini N., Castellano S., Cavazzuti E., Chen C.T., Ciprini S., De Rosa A., Del Monte E., Di Gesu L., Di Lalla N., Donnarumma I., Doroshenko V., Ehlert S.R., Enoto T., Evangelista Y., Ferrazzoli R., Garcia J.A., Gunji S., Hayashida K., Heyl J., Iwakiri W., Jorstad S.G., Karas V., Kislat F., Kitaguchi T., Kolodziejczak J.J., Krawczynski H., Latronico L., Liodakis I., Maldera S., Manfreda A., Marin F., Marinucci A., Marscher A.P., Massaro F., Mitsuishi I., Mizuno T., Negro M., Ng C.Y., Omodei N., Oppedisano C., Pavlov G.G., Peirson A.L., Perri M., Pesce-Rollins M., Petrucci P.O., Possenti A., Puccetti S., Ramsey B.D., Ratheesh A., Roberts O.J., Romani R.W., Sgrò C., Slane P., Spandre G., Swartz D.A., Tamagawa T., Tavecchio F., Taverna R., Tawara Y., Tennant A.F., Thomas N.E., Tombesi F., Trois A., Tsygankov S.S., Turolla R., Vink J., Wu K.

KustantajaIOP Publishing Ltd

Julkaisuvuosi2023

JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimiAstrophysical Journal Letters

Artikkelin numeroL22

Volyymi953

Julkaisunumero2

DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/acec6e

Verkko-osoitehttps://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/acec6e

Rinnakkaistallenteen osoitehttps://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/181171865


Tiivistelmä

This paper reports the first detection of polarization in the X-rays for atoll-source 4U 1820−303, obtained with the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) at 99.999% confidence level (CL). Simultaneous polarimetric measurements were also performed in the radio with the Australia Telescope Compact Array. The IXPE observations of 4U 1820−303 were coordinated with Swift X-ray Telescope, Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, and Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array aiming to obtain an accurate X-ray spectral model covering a broad energy interval. The source shows a significant polarization above 4 keV, with a polarization degree of 2.0% ± 0.5% and a polarization angle of −55° ± 7° in the 4–7 keV energy range, and a polarization degree of 10% ± 2% and a polarization angle of −67° ± 7° in the 7–8 keV energy bin. This polarization also shows a clear energy trend with polarization degree increasing with energy and a hint for a position-angle change of ≃90° at 96% CL around 4 keV. The spectro-polarimetric fit indicates that the accretion disk is polarized orthogonally to the hard spectral component, which is presumably produced in the boundary/spreading layer. We do not detect linear polarization from the radio counterpart, with a 3σ upper limit of 50% at 7.25 GHz.


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