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Direct fabrication of full-shell x-ray optics
Author(s): M. Gubarev; B. Ramsey; J. K. Kolodziejczak; W. S. Smith; J. Roche; W. Jones; C. Griffith; T. Kester; C. Atkins; W. Arnold
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Paper Abstract

The next generation of astrophysical missions will require fabrication technology capable of producing high angular resolution x-ray mirrors. A full-shell direct fabrication approach using modern robotic polishing machines has the potential for producing stiff and light-weight shells that can be heavily nested, to produce large collecting areas, and are easier to mount, align and assemble, giving improved angular resolution. This approach to mirror fabrication, is being pursued at MSFC. The current status of this direct fabrication technology is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9603, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII, 96030V (4 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2190020
Show Author Affiliations
M. Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
B. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. K. Kolodziejczak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
W. S. Smith, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. Roche, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
W. Jones, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. Griffith, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
T. Kester, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. Atkins, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
W. Arnold, A. I. Solutions, Inc. (United States)


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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