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Indirect glass slumping of grazing incidence mirror segments for lightweight x-ray telescopes
Author(s): Veronika Stehlíková; Laura Proserpio; Peter Friedrich; Emanuel Madarasz; Elias Breunig; Vadim Burwitz; Thorsten Döhring; Anne-Catherine Probst
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Paper Abstract

The paper provides a description of recent progress in the development of lightweight, precision and highthroughput grazing-incidence mirrors for X-ray astronomy made of glass. In particular, the indirect slumping technology under investigation at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) is reviewed and recent activities are presented together with the research approach. The glass slumping technique foresees several steps: a thermal forming process using a suitable mould; a reflective layer application; the alignment and integration of mirror segments into a supporting structure; and the final verification of prototype modules using X-rays. Each step is considered at MPE, with the involvement of partner institutes and universities. The last year of activities was mainly dedicated to the procurement of new moulds and to the application of Iridium coating. The main results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103990Z (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272671
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Veronika Stehlíková, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Laura Proserpio, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Friedrich, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Emanuel Madarasz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Elias Breunig, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Thorsten Döhring, Hochschule Aschaffenburg (Germany)
Anne-Catherine Probst, Hochschule Aschaffenburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10399:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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