The study of the polarization properties of the gamma‐ray bursts is the one remaining unexplored avenue of research which may help to answer some of the fundamental problems regarding the nature of these mysterious objects. We have designed an instrument to measure linear polarization in cosmic gamma‐ray bursts at energies ≳50 keV. Here we describe the design of this instrument, which we call the Gamma‐ray Burst Polarimeter Experiment (GRAPE).
Space Science Center, Physics
AIP Conference Proceedings
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The design of a gamma‐ray burst polarimeter McConnell, M. and Forrest, D. and Levenson, K. and Vestrand, W. T., AIP Conference Proceedings, 280, 1142-1146 (1993), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.44145
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