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Design Of High Performance Soft X-Ray Windows
Author(s): Raymond T. Perkins; David D. Allred; Larry V. Knight; James M. Thorne
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Paper Abstract

Methods of designing strong, high transmission soft x-ray windows are discussed. A material which contains several elements, most notably 0, N, and C, produce the most spectrally neutral window. It is noted that a predominantly single element material such as diamond is in reality an edge filter. A structure to support very thin films and to provide exceptional mechanical strength is discussed. Pressure cycling data for such a supported window are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1160, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962627
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Raymond T. Perkins, Brigham Young University (United States)
David D. Allred, Brigham Young University (United States)
Larry V. Knight, Brigham Young University (United States)
James M. Thorne, Brigham Young University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1160:
X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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