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Development of a thin substrate for x-ray telescope
Author(s): Hisamitsu Awaki; Yuzuru Tawara; Yasushi Ogasaka; Hideyo Kunieda; Hitoshi Ohmori; Hiromichi Honda; Susumu Shioya
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Paper Abstract

Walter Type-I optics, which reflect X-rays twice with their confocal paraboloidal and hyperboloidal reflectors, have commonly been used in X-ray astronomy. These two reflectors usually consist of two thin substrates with conical shapes in order to obtain a large effective area above 2 keV. However, such telescopes tend to have poorer imaging quality due to approximation to conical shapes and misalignment of the two substrates. In order to reduce the degeneration in the imaging quality, we formed two reflectors from one thin substrate. The accuracy of the angle between two reflectors is determined by the tolerance of the mandrel used to form the thin foil substrate. At RIKEN we make the mandrel using a precision processing method. Here we present the results of our preliminary experiment on substrate forming.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4501, X-Ray Mirrors, Crystals, and Multilayers, (14 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448500
Show Author Affiliations
Hisamitsu Awaki, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Yuzuru Tawara, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Yasushi Ogasaka, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Hideyo Kunieda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Hitoshi Ohmori, RIKEN---The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Hiromichi Honda, Nihon Spin Co. (Japan)
Susumu Shioya, Seiko Co. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4501:
X-Ray Mirrors, Crystals, and Multilayers
Andreas K. Freund; Tetsuya Ishikawa; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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