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9 September 2019 Developments in testing x-ray optics at MPE's PANTER facility
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The PANTER X-ray test facility of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) has over 40 years of heritage in testing and calibrating x-ray optics. Having contributed to missions such as XMM-Newton, Chandra, and eROSITA, the facility measures the performance of x-ray optic technologies that will enable future x-ray telescopes to be realised. Over the last year, PANTER has been testing the latest developments in silicon pore optics for ESA’s ATHENA mission, as well as full-shell eROSITA-like optics for the CAS/ESA/MPE Einstein Probe mission. For ATHENA, complete mirror modules for the outer radius of the telescope have been tested. The latest developments in the optics for the mid-radius of the telescope, including the first confocal mirror module, have been measured for performance. The paper will provide an overview of the most recent testing carried out at PANTER, and the alignment and measurement techniques used.
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Miranda Bradshaw, Vadim Burwitz, Gisela Hartner, Carlo Pelliciari, Andreas Langmeier, Yingyu Liao, Peter Friedrich, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Nicolas Barrière, Maximilien J. Collon, and Giuseppe Vacanti "Developments in testing x-ray optics at MPE's PANTER facility", Proc. SPIE 11119, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX, 1111916 (9 September 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2531709
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