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1 February 1994 Multilayered supermirror structures for hard x-ray synchrotron and astrophysics instrumentation
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By varying the thickness of the layers in a multilayer down through the structure, it is possible to produce wide-band reflectors. We report measurements and modeling of the reflectivity of Ni/C, Mo/Si and W/Si supermirrors, at energies ranging from 8 to 130 keV, and discuss the performance of two possible applications: a Kirkpatrick-Baez telescope, and a multiwavelength hard X-ray focusing reflector. The supermirrors perform as expected, and model-fits over the full range have been attempted with some success. We conclude that the supermirror coatings do indeed look very promising as hard x-ray optics for synchrotron applications, while some work on highly nested structures and supermirror coatings on very thin large substrates is necessary, before the feasibility of employing large-area supermirrors for hard X-ray astronomy is determined.
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Karsten Dan Joensen, Peter Hoghoj, Finn Erland Christensen, Paul Gorenstein, Jean Susini, Eric Ziegler, Andreas K. Freund, and James L. Wood "Multilayered supermirror structures for hard x-ray synchrotron and astrophysics instrumentation", Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994);


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