31 August 2005 Novel technologies for x-ray multi-foil optics
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The future large space X-ray telescopes in study (such as the ESAs XEUS) require novel approaches and innovative lightweight technologies. Although there are several alternative possibilities, in general the shaped thin glass foils and shaped Si wafers are considered to belong to the most promising ones. We present and discuss the recent progress in these technologies, as well as properties of test mirrors produced and tested. For both technologies, both flat and curved samples have been produced and tested. The achieved profile accuracy is of order of 1 micrometer or better, while the bending technologies maintain the intrinsic fine surface microroughness of substrates (better than 0.5 nm).
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R. Hudec, L. Pina, A. Inneman, L. Sveda, V. Semencova, M. Skulinova, V. Brozek, M. Mika, R. Kacerovsky, J. Sik, "Novel technologies for x-ray multi-foil optics", Proc. SPIE 5900, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II, 59000Y (31 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620425; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.620425
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