24 July 2014 Preparing the optics technology to observe the hot universe
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With the selection of “The hot and energetic Universe” as science theme for ESA's second large class mission (L2) in the Cosmic Vision programme, work is focusing on the technology preparation for an advanced X-ray observatory. The core enabling technology for the high performance mirror is the Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) [1 to 23], a modular X-ray optics technology, which utilises processes and equipment developed for the semiconductor industry. The paper provides an overview of the programmatic background, the status of SPO technology and gives an outline of the development roadmap and activities undertaken and planned by ESA on optics, coatings [24 to 30] and test facilities [31, 33].
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Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Eric Wille, Kotska Wallace, Kotska Wallace, Brian Shortt, Brian Shortt, Sebastiaan Fransen, Sebastiaan Fransen, Maximilien Collon, Maximilien Collon, Marcelo Ackermann, Marcelo Ackermann, Giuseppe Vacanti, Giuseppe Vacanti, Ramses Guenther, Ramses Guenther, Jeroen Haneveld, Jeroen Haneveld, Mark Olde Riekerink, Mark Olde Riekerink, Coen van Baren, Coen van Baren, Dirk Kampf, Dirk Kampf, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Finn Christensen, Finn Christensen, Desiree Della Monica Ferreira, Desiree Della Monica Ferreira, Anders Clemen Jakobsen, Anders Clemen Jakobsen, Michael Krumrey, Michael Krumrey, Peter Müller, Peter Müller, Vadim Burwitz, Vadim Burwitz, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Mauro Ghigo, Mauro Ghigo, "Preparing the optics technology to observe the hot universe", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442F (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055920; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055920


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