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Technology development for high-energy x-ray optics
Author(s): Mikhail Gubarev; Brian Ramsey; Darell Engelhaupt; Thomas Kester; Chet Speegle
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Paper Abstract

We are developing hard-x-ray optics using an electroformed-nickel-replication process off superpolished mandrels. To date, we have fabricated over 100 shells for our HERO balloon payload with typical angular resolutions in the 13-15 arcsec range. This paper discusses the factors currently limiting this resolution and various developments geared towards the production of higher-resolution optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62661I (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671736
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Mikhail Gubarev, Universities Space Research Association, MSFC/NASA (United States)
Brian Ramsey, MSFC/NASA (United States)
Darell Engelhaupt, Ctr. for Applied Optics, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Thomas Kester, MSFC/NASA (United States)
Chet Speegle, Raytheon ITSS (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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