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Characterization and multilayer coating of cylindrical x-ray optics for x-ray astronomy
Author(s): Suzanne E. Romaine; John E. Everett; Ricardo J. Bruni; Adrian Ivan; Paul Gorenstein
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Paper Abstract

We are engaged in a program to develop focusing hard x-ray optics for future x-ray astronomy missions. Optics are being developed to focus x-rays up to and beyond 80 keV. Emphasis is on the multilayer coating of integral cylindrical optics which will provide the highest spatial resolution. A chamber geometry has been designed to allow the uniform coating of the inside surface of integral cylinders. The building and testing of this system has taken place over the past year. Linear DC magnetron cathodes are used to sputter the multilayer films. Initial results from both longitudinal and azimuthal uniformity coating tests are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331275
Show Author Affiliations
Suzanne E. Romaine, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics and Radcliffe College (United States)
John E. Everett, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Ricardo J. Bruni, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Adrian Ivan, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics and Massachusettes Institute of Technology (United States)
Paul Gorenstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


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

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