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Evaluation of epoxy for use on NuSTAR optics
Author(s): HongJun An; Finn E. Christensen; Melania Doll; Charles J. Hailey; Carsten P. Jensen; Jason E. Koglin; Kaya Mori; Gordon Tajiri
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Paper Abstract

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is a NASA Small Explorer (SMEX) mission which employs two focusing optics. The optics are composed of stacks of thin mirror shells and spacers. Epoxy is used to bond the mirror shells to the spacers and is a crucial component in determining the structural and optical performance of the telescopes. We describe the epoxy selection for NuSTAR optics, emphasizing those epoxy characteristics essential to obtaining good optical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7437, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV, 74371J (31 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826760
Show Author Affiliations
HongJun An, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Finn E. Christensen, Danish Technical Univ. (Denmark)
Melania Doll, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Charles J. Hailey, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Carsten P. Jensen, Danish Technical Univ. (Denmark)
Jason E. Koglin, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Kaya Mori, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Gordon Tajiri, Columbia Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7437:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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