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New reflecting materials for the construction of hard x-ray focusing telescopes based on Bragg diffraction
Author(s): Giovanni Pareschi; Filippo Frontera; Paola De Chiara; Giuseppe Ferrara; Enrico Costa
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Paper Abstract

Bragg diffraction with mosaic crystals is one of the techniques proposed to realize focusing telescopes for hard x- ray (greater than 10 keV) photons. The best candidate material for this application is pyrolytic graphite. Indeed, this crystal is characterized by a very high reflection efficiency, even if it is produced on a very limited scale. In this paper we investigate the possible use of other materials, with a larger commercial availability. In particular we propose the use of polymeric crystalline films. These materials are extremely attractive not only for their lower costs than pyrolytic graphite, but also because they are well suited for good mechanical processing. Here we discuss perspectives and problems related to the construction of Bragg telescopes based on polymeric fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3113, Grazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems, (11 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278857
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Giovanni Pareschi, Univ. degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy)
Filippo Frontera, Univ. degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy)
Paola De Chiara, Univ. degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy)
Giuseppe Ferrara, Montell Italia SpA (Italy)
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3113:
Grazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker II, Editor(s)

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