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      Black hole; neutron star; accretion; X-ray; radio jet; space instrument.

    • Abstract

       

      With its large effective area at hard X-rays, high time resolution and having co-aligned other instruments, AstroSat/LAXPC was designed to usher in a new era in rapid variability studies and wide spectral band measurements of the X-ray binaries. Over the last five years, the instrument has successfully achieved to a significant extent these Science goals. In the coming years, it is poised to make more important discoveries. This paper highlights the primary achievements of AstroSat/LAXPC in unraveling the behavior of black hole and neutron star systems and discusses the exciting possibility of the instrument’s contributionto future science.

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      J. S. YADAV1 P. C. AGRAWAL2 RANJEEV MISRA3 JAYASHREE ROY3 MAYUKH PAHARI4 5 R. K. MANCHANDA6

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208 016, India.
      2. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India.
      3. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India.
      4. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK.
      5. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 502 285, India.
      6. Centre for Astrophysics, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4300, Australia.
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