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Active x-ray optics
Author(s): R. Hudec; M. Hromcik; M. Elvis; O. Gedeon
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Paper Abstract

There is a growing need for multiply nested large area X-ray mirrors with very fine angular resolution in future X-ray astrophysics experiments. Despite of promising results of several exploited technologies, it is not demonstrated yet that these technologies will provide the required angular resolutions of order of few arcsec. The alternative approach described in this paper is the method of active X-ray optics. In addition, active approaches based on computer control may be applied directly during manufacturing of advanced X-ray optics elements. We propose these methods as an alternative for the IXO project recently under study by ESA/NASA/JAXA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 736009 (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820734
Show Author Affiliations
R. Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
M. Hromcik, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
M. Elvis, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
O. Gedeon, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7360:
EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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