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Square capillary x-ray optics
Author(s): Andrew G. Peele; Brendan E. Allman; Alberto Cimmino; Andrei Yurievich Nikulin; Keith A. Nugent; Stanley Mrowka; Stephen M. Lane; James E. Trebes; Richard R. Strack; Walter P. Siegmund; Stephen W. Wilkins
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Paper Abstract

X-ray focusing using square channel capillary arrays is reviewed. We review our theoretical understanding of these devices and go on to examine their potential in the context of x-ray astronomy as an approach to the construction of a lobster-eye telescope. We show that a reasonably small device has the potential, in principle, to improve the sensitivity of wide field of view x-ray telescopes by an order of magnitude. We go on to briefly review our experimental work and indicate that these devices are getting close to realizing their theoretical potential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2279, Advances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics, (11 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193142
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Andrew G. Peele, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Brendan E. Allman, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Alberto Cimmino, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Andrei Yurievich Nikulin, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Keith A. Nugent, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Stanley Mrowka, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen M. Lane, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
James E. Trebes, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard R. Strack, Scott Fiber Optics, Inc. (United States)
Walter P. Siegmund, Scott Fiber Optics, Inc. (United States)
Stephen W. Wilkins, CSIRO (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2279:
Advances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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