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30 April 2009 New lightweight x-ray optics: alternative materials
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Future space X-ray astronomy and astrophysics projects require accurate but light and high throughput multiple nested X-ray optics. The Czech Republic started being the full member of ESA in November, 2008 and the participant in the innovative technology developments for the new space mission represents the natural continuation of the efforts of the Czech team in development of innovative X-ray telescopes, focusing on particular demands and requirements of a concrete project, with emphasis on fully new and light-weight technologies. We will report not only on silicon or glass but also on other alternative materials such as SiC or glossy carbon, which could be considered as suitable materials for the producing of precise light weight X-ray optics due to their physical and chemical properties.
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M. Skulinova, R. Hudec, J. Sik, M. Lorenc, L. Pina, and V. Semencova "New lightweight x-ray optics: alternative materials", Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 736016 (30 April 2009);


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