30 January 2002 Development of foil segments for large astronomical x-ray telescopes
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Various future projects in X-ray astronomy and astrophysics will require large segments with multiple thin shells or foils. The large Kirkpatrick-Baez modules, as well as the large Lobster-Eye X-ray telescope modules in Schmidt arrangement may serve as examples. All these space projects will require high quality and light segmented shells (bent or flat foils) with high X-ray reflectivity and excellent mechanical stability. Generally, the X-ray reflecting flats and foils are well suited for numerous applications such as grazing incidence X-ray flat mirrors, bent X-ray mirrors, various X-ray focusing elements, X-ray wave-guides, X-ray planar capillaries, lobster-eye type X-ray elements etc. We report here on the development of X-ray reflecting one-and double-sided flats as well as foils considered as segments for future astronomical X-telescopes. Several test modules have been designed and realized. Theoretical aspects and experimental results are discussed especially from the point of view of potential applications.
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Adolf Van Inneman, Adolf Van Inneman, Ladislav Pina, Ladislav Pina, Rene Hudec, Rene Hudec, } "Development of foil segments for large astronomical x-ray telescopes", Proc. SPIE 4496, X-Ray Optics for Astronomy: Telescopes, Multilayers, Spectrometers, and Missions, (30 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454374; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454374
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