4 September 2015 Rapid and accurate assembly method for a new Laue lens prototype
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The Laue lens is a technology for gamma-ray astrophysics whereby gamma-rays of particular energies can be focused by a suitable arrangement of crystals. The Laue lens assembly station at UC Berkeley was used to build a technological demonstrator addressing the key issues of crystal mounting speed, crystal position and orientation accuracy, and crystal reflectivity. The new prototype is a lens segment containing a total of 48 5 x 5 mm2 crystals - 36 Iron and 12 Aluminium. The segment is composed of 8 partial rings, each of which is aligned to diffract an energy between 95 and 130 keV from a source at 12:5m with a focal length of 1:5 m.
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Colin Wade, Colin Wade, Nicolas Barrière, Nicolas Barrière, Lorraine Hanlon, Lorraine Hanlon, Steven E. Boggs, Steven E. Boggs, Nicolai F. Brejnholt, Nicolai F. Brejnholt, Sonny Massahi, Sonny Massahi, John A. Tomsick, John A. Tomsick, Peter von Ballmoos, Peter von Ballmoos, } "Rapid and accurate assembly method for a new Laue lens prototype", Proc. SPIE 9603, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII, 960309 (4 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187029; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187029
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