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Novel applications of silicon pore optics technology
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present several novel applications using X-ray mirrors based on Silicon Pore Optics technology, the present baseline technology for large effective area space based X-ray telescopes. By cutting, bending and direct bonding of mirrors cut from silicon wafers we can create a variety of structures in a number of well-defined shapes. One novel application is an X-ray half-mirror for X-ray interferometry applications based on flat, structured Si mirrors bonded to a glass support structure with a large open area ratio. A second application is to use bent silicon single crystals as a focusing Laue lens for soft gamma rays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84430V (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926333
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Marcelo D. Ackermann, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Nicolas Barrière, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Gillian Butcher, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Maximilien J. Collon, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Ramses Günther, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, ESA/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Marco Beijersbergen, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Jeroen Haneveld, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Mark Olde Riekerink, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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