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Development And Production Of Ultrathin X-Ray Mirrors
Author(s): Rene Hudec; Boris Valnicek; Lubomir Svatek; Vaclav Landa
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Paper Abstract

Future high-throughput X-ray astronomy missions require the development of very thin and light-weight components. These demands can be meet by the use of replica technology which allows great numbers of thin mirrors to be easily produced. We present first results obtained with the use of galvanoplastic technology for the pruduction of ultrathin (below 1 mm wall thickness) components for the use in future imaging X-ray. experiments. Ultrathin mirrors of different geometries (flat, conical and Wolter 1) were produced this way and its properties are discussed. Results of first tests indicate the galvanoplastic technology is promising in the development and manufactory of high-throughput X-ray optics components. Advantages and drawbacks of this technology are shown and discussed by comparison with other techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962616
Show Author Affiliations
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (Czechoslovakia)
Boris Valnicek, Astronomical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (Czechoslovakia)
Lubomir Svatek, National Research Institute for Materials (Czechoslovakia)
Vaclav Landa, National Research Institute for Materials (Czechoslovakia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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