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Study of a hard x-ray concentrator via crystal diffraction
Author(s): Filippo Frontera; Paola De Chiara; G. Pasqualini
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Paper Abstract

The results of a Monte Carlo study of a hard X-ray concentrator for space astronomy are presented. This report is a part of a systematic study devoted to investigate the possibility of utilizing the Bragg diffraction technique to concentrate hard X-rays. In the Monte Carlo study a concentrator made of confocal mirrors with paraboloidal shape is considered. The mirror material is graphite (002) with mosaic structure. The main photon interactions of hard X-rays with the concentrator are simulated. Effective area and optical properties of a particular configuration of concentrator with shape that could be easily accommodate on the Space Station or aboard a free-flyer are given. Expected performances are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23286
Show Author Affiliations
Filippo Frontera, Ferrara Univ. and Istituto Tecnologie e Studio Radiazioni Extraterrestri (Italy)
Paola De Chiara, Ferrara Univ. (Italy)
G. Pasqualini, Ferrara Univ. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1344:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Hugh S. Hudson, Editor(s)

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