30 April 2009 Active x-ray optics
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Abstract
There is a growing need for multiply nested large area X-ray mirrors with very fine angular resolution in future X-ray astrophysics experiments. Despite of promising results of several exploited technologies, it is not demonstrated yet that these technologies will provide the required angular resolutions of order of few arcsec. The alternative approach described in this paper is the method of active X-ray optics. In addition, active approaches based on computer control may be applied directly during manufacturing of advanced X-ray optics elements. We propose these methods as an alternative for the IXO project recently under study by ESA/NASA/JAXA.
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R. Hudec, R. Hudec, M. Hromcik, M. Hromcik, M. Elvis, M. Elvis, O. Gedeon, O. Gedeon, "Active x-ray optics", Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 736009 (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.820734
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