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Innovative x-ray optics for astrophysics
Author(s): Adolf Van Inneman; Ladislav Pina; Rene Hudec; Hana Ticha; Vlastimil Brozek
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Paper Abstract

We report on the progress in innovative X-ray mirror development with focus on requirements of future X-ray astronomy space projects. Various future projects in X-ray astronomy and astrophysics will require large light-weight but highly accurate segments with multiple thin shells or foils. The large Wolter 1 grazing incidence multiple mirror arrays, the Kirkpatrick-Baez modules, as well as the large Lobster-Eye X-ray telescope modules in Schmidt arrangement may serve as examples. All these space projects will require high quality and light segmented shells (shaped, bent or flat foils) with high X-ray reflectivity and excellent mechanical stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4783, Design and Microfabrication of Novel X-Ray Optics, (21 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.451012
Show Author Affiliations
Adolf Van Inneman, Ctr. of Advanced X-ray Technologies (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
Hana Ticha, Ctr. of Advanced X-ray Technologies (Czech Republic)
Vlastimil Brozek, Institute of Chemical Technology/Prague (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4783:
Design and Microfabrication of Novel X-Ray Optics
Derrick C. Mancini, Editor(s)

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