Observatory science with eXTP

Jean J.M. in ’t Zand*, Enrico Bozzo, Jin Lu Qu, Xiang Dong Li, Lorenzo Amati, Yang Chen, Immacolata Donnarumma, Victor Doroshenko, Stephen A. Drake, Margarita Hernanz, Peter A. Jenke, Thomas J. Maccarone, Simin Mahmoodifar, Domitilla de Martino, Alessandra De Rosa, Elena M. Rossi, Antonia Rowlinson, Gloria Sala, Giulia Stratta, Thomas M. TaurisJoern Wilms, Xue Feng Wu, Ping Zhou, Iván Agudo, Diego Altamirano, Jean Luc Atteia, Nils A. Andersson, M. Cristina Baglio, David R. Ballantyne, Altan Baykal, Ehud Behar, Tomaso Belloni, Sudip Bhattacharyya, Stefano Bianchi, Anna Bilous, Pere Blay, João Braga, Søren Brandt, Edward F. Brown, Niccolò Bucciantini, Luciano Burderi, Edward M. Cackett, Riccardo Campana, Sergio Campana, Piergiorgio Casella, Yuri Cavecchi, Frank Chambers, Liang Chen, Yu Peng Chen, Tuomas Savolainen

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In this White Paper we present the potential of the enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry (eXTP) mission for studies related to Observatory Science targets. These include flaring stars, supernova remnants, accreting white dwarfs, low and high mass X-ray binaries, radio quiet and radio loud active galactic nuclei, tidal disruption events, and gamma-ray bursts. eXTP will be excellently suited to study one common aspect of these objects: their often transient nature. Developed by an international Consortium led by the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science, the eXTP mission is expected to be launched in the mid 2020s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number029506
Number of pages42
JournalScience China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
MoE publication typeA2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review


  • accretion and accretion disks
  • active galactic nuclei
  • cataclysmic binaries
  • flare stars
  • gamma-ray bursts
  • gravitational waves
  • mass loss and stellar winds
  • nuclear astrophysics
  • space research instruments
  • supernova remnants
  • X-ray binaries
  • X-ray bursts


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