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Sputtered iridium coatings for grazing incidence x-ray reflectance
Author(s): John S. Bessey; James A. Roth
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility--Imaging is one of two complementary space-based x-ray observatories being developed by NASA. Utilizing grazing incidence mirror elements in a Wolter Type I configuration, it will image x-ray sources over an energy range of 0.1 to 10 KeV. This paper describes the deposition of iridium/chromium coatings on Zerodur substrates using DC magnetron sputtering for use in grazing incidence configuration. Included are a description of the configuration and parameters of the deposition process, the results of x-ray performance measurements, and the implications of the results for scaling the deposition process to the full scale AXAF-I mirror elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167202
Show Author Affiliations
John S. Bessey, TRW, Inc. (United States)
James A. Roth, TRW, Inc. (United States)


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

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