17 August 2016 Silicon pore optics for the ATHENA telescope
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Silicon Pore Optics is a high-energy optics technology, invented to enable the next generation of high-resolution, large area X-ray telescopes such as the ATHENA observatory, a European large (L) class mission with a launch date of 2028. The technology development is carried out by a consortium of industrial and academic partners and focuses on building an optics with a focal length of 12 m that shall achieve an angular resolution better than 5”. So far we have built optics with a focal length of 50 m and 20 m. This paper presents details of the work carried out to build silicon stacks for a 12 m optics and to integrate them into mirror modules. It will also present results of x-ray tests taking place at PTB’s XPBF with synchrotron radiation and the PANTER test facility.
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Maximilien J. Collon, Maximilien J. Collon, Giuseppe Vacanti, Giuseppe Vacanti, Ramses Günther, Ramses Günther, Alex Yanson, Alex Yanson, Nicolas Barriere, Nicolas Barriere, Boris Landgraf, Boris Landgraf, Mark Vervest, Mark Vervest, Abdelhakim Chatbi, Abdelhakim Chatbi, Roy van der Hoeven, Roy van der Hoeven, Marco W. Beijersbergen, Marco W. Beijersbergen, Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Eric Wille, Brian Shortt, Brian Shortt, Jeroen Haneveld, Jeroen Haneveld, Arenda Koelewijn, Arenda Koelewijn, Coen van Baren, Coen van Baren, Alexander Eigenraam, Alexander Eigenraam, Peter Müller, Peter Müller, Michael Krumrey, Michael Krumrey, Vadim Burwitz, Vadim Burwitz, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Paolo Conconi, Paolo Conconi, Sonny Massahi, Sonny Massahi, Finn E. Christensen, Finn E. Christensen, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Giuseppe Valsecchi, } "Silicon pore optics for the ATHENA telescope", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990528 (17 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234427; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234427
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