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Optical demonstration model for the XMM telescope based on lightweight CFRP/EPOXY x-ray mirrors
Author(s): Dieter Pauschinger; Wilhelm J. Egle; Holger Glatzel; Hubert Salmen; W. Becker
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Paper Abstract

The ESA High Throughput X-ray Spectroscopy Mission (XMM) is a telescope with three modules each consisting of 58 highly nested Wolter I mirrors with a focal length of 7.5 m. Envisaged resolution for an XMM module is 27 arcsec Half Energy Width at 8 keV x-ray energy. Due to the high packing density of the mirror shells within such a telescope, thin walled and light weight mirrors are required. In this paper the results of production, integration and performance tests of XMM CRFP/EPOXY mirror shells of all sizes (diameters from 300 mm to 700 mm; length equals 600 mm; wall thickness from 0.7 mm to 1.3 mm) for the XMM telescope will be reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167194
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Dieter Pauschinger, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Wilhelm J. Egle, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Holger Glatzel, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Hubert Salmen, Dornier GmbH (Germany)
W. Becker, Dornier GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2011:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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