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Lightweight x-ray optics for future space missions
Author(s): Rene Hudec; Ladislav Pina; Adolf Van Inneman; Hana Ticha; Vlastimil Brozek; Maria Zentkova; Anton Zentko; Tomas Chylek
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Paper Abstract

The future X-ray astrophysics space missions require very light-weight but large and precise X-ray mirrors shells. Clearly, developments of innovative techniques and approaches are necessary. We discuss the possible alternative techniques with focus on the technologies and experience available in the Czech Republic. They include light ceramics replication by plasma spraying as well as by CVD and PVD technologies, SiC, thin glass technology, improved electroforming, glossy carbon, as well as glossy metals.

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Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461590
Show Author Affiliations
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute Ondrejov (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Adolf Van Inneman, Reflex s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
Hana Ticha, Reflex s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
Vlastimil Brozek, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
Maria Zentkova, Institute of Experimental Physics (Slovak Republic)
Anton Zentko, Institute of Chemical Technology (Slovak Republic)
Tomas Chylek, Joint Astronomy Ctr./Univ. of Hawaii (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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