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High Resolution X-Ray Optics For Astronomical And Laboratory Sources
Author(s): J.Kevin Silk
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Paper Abstract

In recent years X-ray telescopes have been used successfully for high resolution observations of astronomical objects, in particular the solar corona. At the present time X-ray microscopes are being developed for diagnostics of laser and electron beam induced fusion plasmas. This paper describes both types of im-aging systems using as examples the AS&E X-ray telescope on Skylab and a 10X microscope being built for Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories. The designs, manufacturing tolerances, fabrication, testing, and per-formance are discussed. Steps for further development in both imaging areas are identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 1977
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0106, X-Ray Imaging, (29 August 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955463
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J.Kevin Silk, American Science and Engineering, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0106:
X-Ray Imaging
Richard P. Chase; Glenn W. Kuswa, Editor(s)

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