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Development of foil segments for large astronomical x-ray telescopes
Author(s): Adolf Van Inneman; Ladislav Pina; Rene Hudec
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Paper Abstract

Various future projects in X-ray astronomy and astrophysics will require large segments with multiple thin shells or foils. The large Kirkpatrick-Baez modules, as well as the large Lobster-Eye X-ray telescope modules in Schmidt arrangement may serve as examples. All these space projects will require high quality and light segmented shells (bent or flat foils) with high X-ray reflectivity and excellent mechanical stability. Generally, the X-ray reflecting flats and foils are well suited for numerous applications such as grazing incidence X-ray flat mirrors, bent X-ray mirrors, various X-ray focusing elements, X-ray wave-guides, X-ray planar capillaries, lobster-eye type X-ray elements etc. We report here on the development of X-ray reflecting one-and double-sided flats as well as foils considered as segments for future astronomical X-telescopes. Several test modules have been designed and realized. Theoretical aspects and experimental results are discussed especially from the point of view of potential applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4496, X-Ray Optics for Astronomy: Telescopes, Multilayers, Spectrometers, and Missions, (30 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454374
Show Author Affiliations
Adolf Van Inneman, Reflex SRO (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Rene Hudec, Ondrejov Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4496:
X-Ray Optics for Astronomy: Telescopes, Multilayers, Spectrometers, and Missions
Paul Gorenstein; Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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