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Thermal forming of substrates for the x-ray surveyor telescope
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review the progress and current status of thermal forming activities at SAO, highlighting the most relevant technical problems and the way to solve them. These activities are devoted to the realization of mirror substrates for the X-ray surveyor mission concept, an observatory with Chandra-like angular resolution and 30 times more effective area or larger. The technology under development at SAO is based on the deposition of piezoelectric material on the back of the substrates. About 8000 mirror segments, with initial quality of 10 arcseconds or better are required for the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9965, Adaptive X-Ray Optics IV, 99650C (27 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239223
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Vincenzo Cotroneo, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Ryan Allured, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Paul B. Reid, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Casey T. DeRoo, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Daniel A. Schwartz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Vanessa Marquez, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Alexey A. Vikhlinin, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Marta Civitani, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Bianca Salmaso, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giovanni Pareschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9965:
Adaptive X-Ray Optics IV
Stephen L. O'Dell; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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