Supporting Science Documents

White Papers

Below are links to a set of papers that were produced in support of the mission proposal, covering a wide range of science topics.

1) Supermassive Black Hole evolution, Aird et al

2) Growth of SMBH with galaxies, Georgakakis et al

3) Environment of SMBH, Dovciak et al

4) AGN feedback, Cappi et al

5) Missing baryons/WHIM, Kaastra et al

6) Cluster evolution, Poinetcouteau et al

7) Astrophysics of clusters, Ettori et al

8) Feedback in clusters, Croston et al

9) Extragalactic transients, Jonker et al

10) Endpoints of stellar evolution, Motch et al

11) Supernova remnants, Decourchelle et al

12) Star formation and evolution, Sciortino et al

13) Solar system and exoplantes, Branduardi-Raymont et al


Solar Wind Charge Exchange

Links to papers of interest in studying the background environment for Athena. The soft component arising from the interaction between solar wind charged particles and neutral atoms in the heliosphere

XMM Soft X-ray Background, Henley and Shelton

Chandra Deep Field Soft Background, Wargelin et al.

SWCX and Seasonal Effects, Cravens et al.

Helium Cone Emission, Koutroumpa et al.

Contribution to the local 1/4 keV emission, Galeazzi et al.

Oxygen line emisison, Koutroumpa et al.