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Microchannel plate x-ray optics on the Mercury imaging x-ray spectrometer
Author(s): Adrian Martindale; James F. Pearson; Charlotte H. Feldman; Gillian I. Butcher; Richard Willingale; Ray Fairbend; Emile Schyns; Emma J. Bunce
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Paper Abstract

We report on the design, development and measured performance of the Microchannel plate X-ray optics for the Mercury imaging X-ray spectrometer instrument, due to fly to Mercury on the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission in 2018. This paper serves as a progress update, identifying further work to finish the analysis of data from the flight model.

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Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106990W (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314842
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Adrian Martindale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
James F. Pearson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Charlotte H. Feldman, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Gillian I. Butcher, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Ray Fairbend, PHOTONIS France S.A.S. (France)
Emile Schyns, PHOTONIS France S.A.S. (France)
Emma J. Bunce, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10699:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Shouleh Nikzad; Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Editor(s)

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