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X-ray evaluation of the Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer (MaGIXS) nickel-replicated mirrors
Author(s): Patrick Champey; Amy Winebarger; P.S. Athiray; Ken Kobayashi; Sabrina Savage; Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak; Charles Griffith; Jacqueline Davis; Brian Ramsey; Edward N Hertz; Peter Cheimets

Paper Abstract

Recently NASA Marshall Space Flight Center has made good progress in employing computer numerical control (CNC) polishing techniques on electroless nickel mandrels, as part of our replicated grazing incidence optics program. CNC polishing has afforded the ability to deterministically refine mandrel figure, therefore improving mirror performance. The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer (MaGIXS) is a MSFC-led sounding rocket instrument that comprises some of the first mirrors produced at MSFC using this polishing technique. Here we present the predicted mirror performance obtained from metrology, after completion of CNC polishing, as well as the results of X-ray tests performed on the MaGIXS telescope mirror before, and after mounting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11119, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX, 1111917 (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2532397
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick Champey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Amy Winebarger, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
P.S. Athiray, NASA Postdoctoral Program, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
Ken Kobayashi, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Sabrina Savage, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Charles Griffith, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jacqueline Davis, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brian Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Edward N Hertz, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Peter Cheimets, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11119:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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