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Fabrication of a 1-m internally cooled silicon conical mirror for the APS
Author(s): Jonathan W. Bender; Mati Meron; Wilfried Schildkamp
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Paper Abstract

A need for a conical grazing incidence x-ray mirror was identified for a virus crystallography beam line at Argonne National Laboratory. This mirror would allow a synchrotron light source to be conveniently focused to an experimental station, thereby providing a working distance suited to the practical limitations of the experimental hall. The use of such a mirror was first verified by optical design analysis, which, in turn, prompted the development of special optical fabrication and testing procedures validated by the successful manufacture of a 1/3 size surrogate optical component. The successful conclusion of the developmental work then led to the manufacture of an internally cooled mirror of single crystal silicon, 1000 mm in length, having a cone angle of 0.957 milliradian. This paper discusses the construction of the full size mirror and the results obtained using second generation refinements of the previously demonstrated optical fabrication procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3152, Materials, Manufacturing, and Measurement for Synchrotron Radiation Mirrors, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295551
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan W. Bender, Boeing North American/Rocketdyne Albuquerque Operations (United States)
Mati Meron, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Wilfried Schildkamp, Univ. of Chicago (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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