29 August 2017 Development of ATHENA mirror modules
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Silicon Pore Optics (SPO), developed at cosine with the European Space Agency (ESA) and several academic and industrial partners, provides lightweight, yet stiff, high-resolution x-ray optics. This technology enables ATHENA to reach an unprecedentedly large effective area in the 0.2 - 12 keV band with an angular resolution better than 5''. After developing the technology for 50 m and 20 m focal length, this year has witnessed the first 12 m focal length mirror modules being produced. The technology development is also gaining momentum with three different radii under study: mirror modules for the inner radii (Rmin = 250 mm), outer radii (Rmax = 1500 mm) and middle radii (Rmid = 737 mm) are being developed in parallel.
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Maximilien J. Collon, Maximilien J. Collon, Giuseppe Vacanti, Giuseppe Vacanti, Nicolas M. Barrière, Nicolas M. Barrière, Boris Landgraf, Boris Landgraf, Ramses Günther, Ramses Günther, Mark Vervest, Mark Vervest, Roy van der Hoeven, Roy van der Hoeven, Danielle Dekker, Danielle Dekker, Abdel Chatbi, Abdel Chatbi, David Girou, David Girou, Jessica Sforzini, Jessica Sforzini, Marco W. Beijersbergen, Marco W. Beijersbergen, Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Eric Wille, Sebastiaan Fransen, Sebastiaan Fransen, Brian Shortt, Brian Shortt, Jeroen Haneveld, Jeroen Haneveld, Arenda Koelewijn, Arenda Koelewijn, Karin Booysen, Karin Booysen, Maurice Wijnperle, Maurice Wijnperle, Coen van Baren, Coen van Baren, Alexander Eigenraam, Alexander Eigenraam, Peter Müller, Peter Müller, Michael Krumrey, Michael Krumrey, Vadim Burwitz, Vadim Burwitz, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Sonny Massahi, Sonny Massahi, Finn E. Christensen, Finn E. Christensen, Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Paul Oliver, Paul Oliver, Ian Checquer, Ian Checquer, Kevin Ball, Kevin Ball, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, } "Development of ATHENA mirror modules", Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103990C (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273704; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2273704
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