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Development of a multilayer supermirror for hard x-ray telescopes
Author(s): Yuzuru Tawara; Koujun Yamashita; Hideyo Kunieda; Keisuke Tamura; Akihiro Furuzawa; Kazutoshi Haga; Norio Nakajo; Takashi Okajima; Harumi Takata; Peter J. Serlemitsos; Jack Tueller; Robert Petre; Yang Soong; Kai-Wing Chan; Gyanendra S. Lodha; Yoshiharu Namba; Jin Yu
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Paper Abstract

We present a current status of the development of hard x-ray telescope using Pt/C multilayer supermirror. The telescope system is to be made by combining thin foil replication technology for high throughput mirror and multilayer supermirror coating technology for hard x-ray reflection. After the successful multilayer coating on the replica foil mirror, we made the performance demonstration model of this type of telescope, having 20 replica foil supermirrors, 10 primary and 10 secondary reflectors, with focal length of 4.75 m and radius of 100 mm. Pt/C multilayer supermirror structure was designed and optimized to have high and flat reflectivity for x-ray energy from 25 through 40 keV. After some efforts to avoid heat damage of replica foil mirror during the deposition process of multilayer by DC sputtering system, we could establish the fabrication method of supermirror structure on replica foil mirror. Based on the x-ray measurement, we found that this demonstration model showed the half power diameter of 1.9 arcmin for had x-rays and nearly the same reflectivity and energy band width as expected. In this paper, we present the design of graded multilayer as the supermirror, the fabrication and the performance of this demonstration model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331278
Show Author Affiliations
Yuzuru Tawara, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Koujun Yamashita, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Hideyo Kunieda, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Keisuke Tamura, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Akihiro Furuzawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Kazutoshi Haga, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Norio Nakajo, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Okajima, Nagoya Univ. (United States)
Harumi Takata, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Peter J. Serlemitsos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jack Tueller, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Yang Soong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kai-Wing Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gyanendra S. Lodha, Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
Yoshiharu Namba, Chubu Univ. (Japan)
Jin Yu, Chubu Univ. (Japan)


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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