6 October 2011 The current status of reflector production and hard x-ray characterization for ASTRO-H/HXT
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Japan's sixth X-ray satellite mission ASTRO-H is planned to be launched in 2014. Hard X-ray Telescope (HXT) to cover hard X-rays up to 80 keV is thin-foil, multi-nested conical optics with depth-graded Pt/C multilayer. The mass production of the reflectors for the flight model has been going on since August 2010. We have introduced a new screening method for replication mandrels with optical imagers. In addition, we have adopted a new replication mandrel which consists of glass tube coated with thin glass sheet for large size mandrels. The selected 212 pairs (95 pairs (segment 1), 59 pairs (segment 2), 58 pairs (segment 3)) of multilayer mirror have been characterized at a large synchrotron radiation facility, Spring-8 beamline BL20B2. We present the current status of reflector production and hard X-ray characterization for HXT.
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Takuya Miyazawa, Takuya Miyazawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Yasufumi Kanou, Yasufumi Kanou, Kenji Matsuda, Kenji Matsuda, Michito Sakai, Michito Sakai, Nobuyuki Yamane, Nobuyuki Yamane, Hiroyoshi Kato, Hiroyoshi Kato, Yusuke Miyata, Yusuke Miyata, Karin Sakanobe, Karin Sakanobe, Yoshito Haba, Yoshito Haba, Kazunori Ishibashi, Kazunori Ishibashi, Hironori Matsumoto, Hironori Matsumoto, Yuzuru Tawara, Yuzuru Tawara, Hideyo Kunieda, Hideyo Kunieda, Naoki Ishida, Naoki Ishida, Akio Suzuki, Akio Suzuki, Hideyuki Mori, Hideyuki Mori, Keisuke Tamura, Keisuke Tamura, Yoshitomo Maeda, Yoshitomo Maeda, Manabu Ishida, Manabu Ishida, Hisamitsu Awaki, Hisamitsu Awaki, Takashi Okajima, Takashi Okajima, Kentaro Uesugi, Kentaro Uesugi, Yoshio Suzuki, Yoshio Suzuki, } "The current status of reflector production and hard x-ray characterization for ASTRO-H/HXT", Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 814703 (6 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893155; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.893155


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