1 February 1991 Imaging characteristics of the development model of the SAX x-ray imaging concentrators
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A development model of the X-ray imaging concentrators designed for the Italian satellite for X-ray astronomy (SAX) was used to verify the thermomechanical and imaging properties of the optical system. The development model has a set of 29 mirrors (of the total of 30 mirrors of SAX), which are representative of the final mirrors except for the microroughness, which is about 3 nm instead of less than 1 nm. Results are presented of the optical system tests with low-energy X-ray beam (E = 0.27 KeV) and with visible light.
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Oberto Citterio, Oberto Citterio, Paolo Conconi, Paolo Conconi, Giancarlo Conti, Giancarlo Conti, E. Mattaini, E. Mattaini, E. Santambrogio, E. Santambrogio, Giancarlo Cusumano, Giancarlo Cusumano, Bruno Sacco, Bruno Sacco, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Wolfgang Burkert, Wolfgang Burkert, } "Imaging characteristics of the development model of the SAX x-ray imaging concentrators", Proc. SPIE 1343, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23187; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23187

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