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Innovative technologies for future astronomical x-ray mirrors
Author(s): Rene Hudec; Ladislav Pina; Adolf Inneman; Libor Sveda; Hana Ticha; V. Semencova; Vlastimil Brozek
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Paper Abstract

We report on innovative X-ray mirror technologies with focus on requirements of future X-ray astronomy space projects. Various future projects in X-ray astronomy and astrophysics will require large light-weight but highly accurate segments with multiple thin shells or foils. The large Wolter 1 grazing incidence multiple mirror arrays, the 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 (shaped, bent or flat foils) with high X-ray reflectivity and excellent mechanical stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551946
Show Author Affiliations
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Adolf Inneman, Reflex s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
Libor Sveda, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Hana Ticha, Reflex s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
V. Semencova, Reflex s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
Vlastimil Brozek, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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