11 October 2004 Innovative technologies for future astronomical x-ray mirrors
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We report on innovative X-ray mirror technologies with focus on requirements of future X-ray astronomy space projects. Various future projects in X-ray astronomy and astrophysics will require large light-weight but highly accurate segments with multiple thin shells or foils. The large Wolter 1 grazing incidence multiple mirror arrays, the 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 (shaped, bent or flat foils) with high X-ray reflectivity and excellent mechanical stability.
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Rene Hudec, Rene Hudec, Ladislav Pina, Ladislav Pina, Adolf Inneman, Adolf Inneman, Libor Sveda, Libor Sveda, Hana Ticha, Hana Ticha, V. Semencova, V. Semencova, Vlastimil Brozek, Vlastimil Brozek, "Innovative technologies for future astronomical x-ray mirrors", Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551946; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551946
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