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JIM: a joint integrated module of glass x-ray optics for astronomical telescopes
Author(s): Laura Proserpio; Elias Breunig; Peter Friedrich; Anita Winter; Christian Rohé; Josef Eder; Vadim Burwitz; Gisela D. Hartner; Benedikt Menz; Marta Civitani; Stefano Basso; Enrico Buratti
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Paper Abstract

For several years, the Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics in Germany (MPE) and the Astronomical Observatory of Brera in Italy (INAF-OAB) have been studying the slumping technology for the manufacturing of segmented glass X-ray optics for astronomy. Despite some differences in their specific approaches, the synergy of the two institutes has always been good, focusing on the common goal of developing a technology able to meet the outstanding requirements for future X-ray telescopes: i.e. large collecting areas, low mass and good angular resolution. This synergy has in the last year resulted in an active collaboration for the production of a Joint Integrated Module (JIM) that puts together the expertise of the two research groups. In particular, the indirect slumping approach of MPE has been employed for the manufacturing of X-ray mirror segments that have been integrated into a kind of X-ray Optical Unit following the approach developed at INAF-OAB. The module has then been tested in X-ray at the MPE PANTER facility, in Neuried. The several steps and the results of this joint activity are reviewed and discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9603, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII, 960311 (4 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187995
Show Author Affiliations
Laura Proserpio, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Elias Breunig, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Friedrich, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Anita Winter, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Christian Rohé, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Josef Eder, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Benedikt Menz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marta Civitani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Stefano Basso, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Enrico Buratti, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)


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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