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Rapid and accurate assembly method for a new Laue lens prototype
Author(s): Colin Wade; Nicolas Barrière; Lorraine Hanlon; Steven E. Boggs; Nicolai F. Brejnholt; Sonny Massahi; John A. Tomsick; Peter von Ballmoos
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Paper Abstract

The Laue lens is a technology for gamma-ray astrophysics whereby gamma-rays of particular energies can be focused by a suitable arrangement of crystals. The Laue lens assembly station at UC Berkeley was used to build a technological demonstrator addressing the key issues of crystal mounting speed, crystal position and orientation accuracy, and crystal reflectivity. The new prototype is a lens segment containing a total of 48 5 x 5 mm2 crystals - 36 Iron and 12 Aluminium. The segment is composed of 8 partial rings, each of which is aligned to diffract an energy between 95 and 130 keV from a source at 12:5m with a focal length of 1:5 m.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9603, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII, 960309 (4 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187029
Show Author Affiliations
Colin Wade, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Nicolas Barrière, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands)
Lorraine Hanlon, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Steven E. Boggs, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Nicolai F. Brejnholt, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Sonny Massahi, DTU Space (Denmark)
Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
John A. Tomsick, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Peter von Ballmoos, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9603:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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