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Slumping monitoring of glass and silicone foils for x-ray space telescopes
Author(s): M. Mika; L. Pina; M. Landova; L. Sveda; R. Havlikova; V. Semencova; R. Hudec; A. Inneman
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Paper Abstract

We developed a non-contact method for in-situ monitoring of the thermal slumping of glass and silicone foils to optimize this technology for the production of high quality mirrors for large aperture x-ray space telescopes. The telescope's crucial part is a high throughput, heavily nested mirror array with the angular resolution better than 5 arcsec. Its construction requires precise and light-weight segmented optics with surface micro-roughness on the order of 0.1 nm. Promising materials are glass or silicon foils shaped by thermal forming. The desired parameters can be achieved only through optimizing the slumping process. We monitored the slumping by taking the snapshots of the shapes every five minutes at constant temperature and the final shapes we measured with the Taylor Hobson profilometer. The shapes were parabolic and the deviations from a circle had the peak-to-valley values of 20-30 μm. The observed hot plastic deformation of the foils was controlled by viscous flow. We calculated and plotted the relations between the middle part deflection, viscosity, and heat-treatment time. These relations have been utilized for the development of a numerical model enabling computer simulation. By the simulation, we verify the material's properties and generate new data for the thorough optimization of the slumping process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8139, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VI, 813915 (28 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.903692
Show Author Affiliations
M. Mika, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
L. Pina, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
M. Landova, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
L. Sveda, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
R. Havlikova, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
V. Semencova, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
R. Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
A. Inneman, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe s.r.o. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8139:
Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VI
Christian Morawe; Ali M. Khounsary; Shunji Goto, Editor(s)

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