A monitor of the Cosmic X-ray Background

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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 16. July 2021 - 18:00
ZOOM-Meeting URL: https://icrc2021.desy.de/pf_access_abstracts
Corresponding Session: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/channel/Presenter-Forum-1-Evening-All-Categories/48
Abstract:
We propose a monitor that attempts to measure the Cosmic X-ray Background (CXB) in the 10-100 keV energy band with unprecedented precision, so as to: 1). help to understand the source population of CXB, most of which are proposed to be Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs), 2). study the anisotropy of CXB intensity over the sky, which helps to understand the large-scale structure of the Universe. An obstacle of the above studies is the difficulty of measuring the absolute intensity of the CXB. Detectors working at X-ray bands suffer from time-dependent backgrounds which are hard to be subtracted. Our design is similar to the projected MVN (Monitor Vsego Neba) Russian experiment, which mainly consist of four collimated spectrometers with a rotating aperture shutter on top. In this paper, we will show its detailed performance simulations and some preliminary tests of the prototype, we will also discuss some launch opportunities.'

Authors: Hancheng Li
Co-Authors: Nicolas Produit | Roland Walter
Indico-ID: 1352
Proceeding URL: https://pos.sissa.it/395/589

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