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Coatings for the NuSTAR mission

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Finn E. Christensen, Anders C. Jakobsen, Nicolai F. Brejnholt, Allan Hornstrup, Niels J. Westergaard, Joan Momberg

DTU Space, Technical Univ.of Denmark (Denmark)

Kristin K. Madsen

California Institute of Technology (USA)

Jason Koglin, Anne M. Fabricant, Marcela Stern

Columbia Univ. (USA)

William W. Craig, Michael J. Pivovaroff

Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)

David Windt

Reflective X-Ray Optics LLC (USA)

Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 81470U (October 06, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.894615
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  • Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
  • Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi
  • San Diego, California, USA | August 21, 2011


The NuSTAR mission will be the first mission to carry a hard X-ray(5-80 keV) focusing telescope to orbit. The optics are based on the use of multilayer coated thin slumped glass. Two different material combinations were used for the flight optics, namely W/Si and Pt/C. In this paper we describe the entire coating effort including the final coating design that was used for the two flight optics. We also present data on the performance verification of the coatings both on Si witness samples as well as on individual flight mirrors.

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Finn E. Christensen ; Anders C. Jakobsen ; Nicolai F. Brejnholt ; Kristin K. Madsen ; Allan Hornstrup, et al.
"Coatings for the NuSTAR mission", Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 81470U (October 06, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.894615; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.894615

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