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Mirror materials for synchrotron radiation optics
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Paper Abstract

Current optical finishing technology limits the choices for synchrotron radiation materials to a relatively few materials: fused silica and ULETM, silicon, CVD silicon carbide, and electroless nickel. We review, in a general way, those materials and several others that can be finished to the required figure and finish levels, generally considered to be < 3 microradians rms and < 5 angstroms rms. With the objective of material choices for synchrotron beam line mirrors in mind, we briefly discuss dimensional stability, cooling, bending, polishing, and manufacturing procedures. After discussing specific materials: those previously mentioned and aluminum, GlidcopTM, invars, and steels, we conclude that metals are best from an engineering and cost standpoint, but ceramics, including silicon are best from a polishing standpoint.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3152, Materials, Manufacturing, and Measurement for Synchrotron Radiation Mirrors, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295549
Show Author Affiliations
Roger A. Paquin, Advanced Materials Consultant (United States)
Malcolm R. Howells, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3152:
Materials, Manufacturing, and Measurement for Synchrotron Radiation Mirrors
Peter Z. Takacs; Thomas W. Tonnessen, Editor(s)

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