13 June 2006 Technology development for high-energy x-ray optics
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We are developing hard-x-ray optics using an electroformed-nickel-replication process off superpolished mandrels. To date, we have fabricated over 100 shells for our HERO balloon payload with typical angular resolutions in the 13-15 arcsec range. This paper discusses the factors currently limiting this resolution and various developments geared towards the production of higher-resolution optics.
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Mikhail Gubarev, Mikhail Gubarev, Brian Ramsey, Brian Ramsey, Darell Engelhaupt, Darell Engelhaupt, Thomas Kester, Thomas Kester, Chet Speegle, Chet Speegle, } "Technology development for high-energy x-ray optics", Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62661I (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671736; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671736


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