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Probing the Gravitational Faraday Rotation Using Quasar X-ray Microlensing

Title: Probing the Gravitational Faraday Rotation Using Quasar X-ray Microlensing.
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Name(s): Chen, Bin, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-11-17
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The effect of gravitational Faraday rotation was predicted in the 1950s, but there is currently no practical method for measuring this effect. Measuring this effect is important because it will provide new evidence for correctness of general relativity, in particular, in the strong field limit. We predict that the observed degree and angle of the X-ray polarization of a cosmologically distant quasar microlensed by the random star field in a foreground galaxy or cluster lens vary rapidly and concurrently with flux during caustic-crossing events using the first simulation of quasar X-ray microlensing polarization light curves. Therefore, it is possible to detect gravitational Faraday rotation by monitoring the X-ray polarization of gravitationally microlensed quasars. Detecting this effect will also confirm the strong gravity nature of quasar X-ray emission.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475609440 (IID), 10.1038/srep16860 (DOI)
Publication Note: Publisher's Version Also Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4648080/
Preferred Citation: Chen, B. (2015). Probing the gravitational Faraday rotation using quasar X-ray microlensing. Scientific reports, 5.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475609440
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Scientific Reports.
Issue: vol. 1

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Chen, B. (2015). Probing the Gravitational Faraday Rotation Using Quasar X-ray Microlensing. Scientific Reports. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475609440