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Imaging characteristics of the development model of the SAX x-ray imaging concentrators
Author(s): Oberto Citterio; Paolo Conconi; Giancarlo Conti; E. Mattaini; E. Santambrogio; Giancarlo Cusumano; Bruno Sacco; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Wolfgang Burkert
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Paper Abstract

A development model of the X-ray imaging concentrators designed for the Italian satellite for X-ray astronomy (SAX) was used to verify the thermomechanical and imaging properties of the optical system. The development model has a set of 29 mirrors (of the total of 30 mirrors of SAX), which are representative of the final mirrors except for the microroughness, which is about 3 nm instead of less than 1 nm. Results are presented of the optical system tests with low-energy X-ray beam (E = 0.27 KeV) and with visible light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1343, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23187
Show Author Affiliations
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera Merate (Italy)
Paolo Conconi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera Merate (Italy)
Giancarlo Conti, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica/CNR (Italy)
E. Mattaini, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica/CNR (Italy)
E. Santambrogio, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica/CNR (Italy)
Giancarlo Cusumano, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica/CNR (Italy)
Bruno Sacco, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica/CNR (Italy)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1343:
X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography

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