Thin, plastic shell, X-ray optics: An update

Marco Barbera, Eric Silver, Alfonso Collura, Herbert W. Schnopper, Suzanne Romaine, Marco Barbera, Finn E. Christensen, Russell Ingram, Stephen S. Murray, Lester Cohen

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Abstract

We present new results from a program to develop large area X-ray telescopes that are made from thin plastic shells. We use multi-shell cylindrical lenses in a point-to-point configuration to form full aperture images of the small focal spot in a an X-ray tube on a microchannel plate detector. The image data are analyzed to yield radial profiles and encircled energy curves. The derived parameters can be extrapolated to the case of a telescope that is a conical approximation to Wolter 1 optics. The plastic shells can be coated with suitable mono- or multilayers that allow for a wideband coverage of X-ray energies. Our current program is focused on the development of a large area, hard X-ray telescope for a balloon payload (see the paper 4851 -107 by E. Silver, et al at this conference).
Lingua originaleEnglish
Pagine480-490
Numero di pagine11
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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