8 September 2005 Development status of a Laue lens for high-energy x rays (>60 keV)
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A Laue lens for focusing X-ray photons with energies above 60 keV for astrophysical applications is being developed. The lens is based on mosaic crystals of Cu (111) produced at the Institute Laue-Langevin. A feasibility study has allowed to establish lens geometry and crystal properties required. The test of the crystals has provided very satisfactory results. We are now developing a Demonstration Model (DM) of the lens in order to establish the best assembling technique of the crystals. We will discuss the status of the project and its prospects.
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Alessandro Pisa, Filippo Frontera, Paola De Chiara, Gianluca Loffredo, Damiano Pellicciotta, Vito Carassiti, Federico Evangelisti, Ken Andersen, Pierre Courtois, Bernard Hamelin, Lorenzo Amati, Gianni Landini, Turi Franceschini, and Stefano Silvestri "Development status of a Laue lens for high-energy x rays (>60 keV)", Proc. SPIE 5900, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II, 590016 (8 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621116; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.621116


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