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Possibilities of the use of polycapillary optics in x-ray astronomy
Author(s): Muradin A. Kumakhov; Dmitrii I. Gruev
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Paper Abstract

Possibility of creating the x-ray telescope with use of polycapillary optics have been discussed during approximately ten years. However, only later this idea is getting reality owing to the improvement of manufacturing technology. Possibility of creating the telescope for a broad energy range is considered. For choice an optimal version of the telescope the experiments on transmission the x-ray beams of different energies through polycapillaries with channel diameters from 0.5 micrometers up to 30 micrometers carried out. As basic module the version of telescope with 100 entrance area and focal distance from 1 to 2 meters is considered. For improvement of the angular resolution of proposes to arrange the polycapillary collimator with angular resolution of the order of 10-4 a radian before the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331263
Show Author Affiliations
Muradin A. Kumakhov, Institute for Roentgen Optics (Russia)
Dmitrii I. Gruev, Institute for Roentgen Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3444:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker II, Editor(s)

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