X-Ray Polarimetry PoGO+

Dr. Hiromitsu Takahashi (host Krawczynski), Hiroshima University
January 26, 2018 at 11:00 am
245 Comption
Event Description 

PoGO+ balloon-borne hard X-ray polarimeter is an international mission between Sweden and Japan. The detector consists of 61 segmented plastic scintillators to observe Compton scattered and photoabsorption events simultaneously, to measure the azimuthal scattering anisotropy caused by the polarization. There were two scientific flights in 2013 and 2016 from Sweden in Arctic region. We present the detector concept, flight status and observational results of these PoGO+ flights.

Coffee: 10:45 am, 245 Compton