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Design of gamma-ray optics for nuclear astrophysics
Author(s): Ernst Jan Buis; M. Beijersbergen; Marcos Bavdaz; David H. Lumb; Giuseppe Vacanti
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Paper Abstract

If sensitive enough, future missions for nuclear astrophysics will be a great help in the understanding of supernovae explosions. In comparison to coded-mask instruments, both crystal diffraction lenses and grazing angle mirrors offer a possibility to construct a more sensitive instrument to detect gamma-ray lines in supernovae. We report on possible implementations of grazing angle mirrors and simulations carried out to determine the performance. In this study we differentiate between single and multilayer mirrors. Moreover we discuss the possibilities of double reflection implementations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552929
Show Author Affiliations
Ernst Jan Buis, cosine Science & Computing BV (Netherlands)
M. Beijersbergen, cosine Science & Computing BV (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
David H. Lumb, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing BV (Netherlands)


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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