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Toward large-area sub-arcsecond x-ray telescopes II

[+] Author Affiliations
Stephen L. O'Dell, David M. Broadway, Ronald F. Elsner, Jessica A. Gaskin, Mikhail V. Gubarev, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Jeffrey J. Kolodziejczak, Brian D. Ramsey, Jacqueline M. Roche

NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Ryan Allured, Ricardo J. Bruni, Vincenzo Cotroneo, Edward Hertz, Paul B. Reid, Suzanne E. Romaine, Daniel A. Schwartz, Alexey Vikhlinin

Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)

Andrew O. Ames, Eric D. Schwartz

Harvard–Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)

Michael P. Biskach, Kai-Wing Chan, Ryan S. McClelland, Raul E. Riveros, Timo T. Saha, Peter M. Solly, William W. Zhang

NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

David N. Burrows, Thomas N. Jackson, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Margeaux L. Wallace

The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Jian Cao, Yip-Wah Chung, Melville P. Ulmer, Xiaoli Wang, Youwei Yao, Shi Ye

Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Brandon D. Chalifoux, Ralf K. Heilmann, Mark L. Schattenburg, Heng Zuo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

David L. Windt

Reflective X-Ray Optics LLC (United States)

Proc. SPIE 9965, Adaptive X-Ray Optics IV, 996507 (October 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2238247
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  • Adaptive X-Ray Optics IV
  • Stephen L. O'Dell; Ali M. Khounsary
  • San Diego, California, United States | August 28, 2016

abstract

In order to advance significantly scientific objectives, future x-ray astronomy missions will likely call for x-ray telescopes with large aperture areas (≈ 3 m2) and fine angular resolution (≈ 12). Achieving such performance is programmatically and technologically challenging due to the mass and envelope constraints of space-borne telescopes and to the need for densely nested grazing-incidence optics. Such an x-ray telescope will require precision fabrication, alignment, mounting, and assembly of large areas (≈ 600 m2) of lightweight (≈ 2 kg/m2 areal density) high-quality mirrors, at an acceptable cost (≈ 1 M$/m2 of mirror surface area). This paper reviews relevant programmatic and technological issues, as well as possible approaches for addressing these issues-including direct fabrication of monocrystalline silicon mirrors, active (in-space adjustable) figure correction of replicated mirrors, static post-fabrication correction using ion implantation, differential erosion or deposition, and coating-stress manipulation of thin substrates. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Citation

Stephen L. O'Dell ; Ryan Allured ; Andrew O. Ames ; Michael P. Biskach ; David M. Broadway, et al.
" Toward large-area sub-arcsecond x-ray telescopes II ", Proc. SPIE 9965, Adaptive X-Ray Optics IV, 996507 (October 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2238247; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2238247


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