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Production and testing of development mandrels for Constellation-X
Author(s): Wilhelm J. Egle; Juergen Altmann; Wolfgang Hafner; Gerhard Derst; H. Hoefer; Ulrich Bingel
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Paper Abstract

Two identical Wolter type 1 mandrels, with 50 cm diameter and 8.4 meter focal length, to be used by NASA/MSFC for their Constellation-X mirror development program, have been produced and tested by Carl Zeiss. In August 1999, both mandrels have been delivered to MSFC. Key optical performance of both mandrels: On-axis HEW; < 3.2 arc sec and micro-roughness: better than 0.30 nm RMS. We will report about mandrels design, fabrication, test and verification of their X-ray optical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391592
Show Author Affiliations
Wilhelm J. Egle, Zeiss Optronik GmbH (Germany)
Juergen Altmann, Zeiss Optronik GmbH (Germany)
Wolfgang Hafner, Zeiss Optronik GmbH (Germany)
Gerhard Derst, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
H. Hoefer, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Ulrich Bingel, Carl Zeiss (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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