Characterization and multilayer coating of cylindrical X-ray optics for X-ray astronomy

S. Romaine*, J. Everett, R. Bruni, A. Ivan, P. Gorenstein

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We are engaged in a program to develop focusing hard X-ray optics for future X-ray astronomy missions. Optics are being developed to focus X-rays up to and beyond 80 keV. Emphasis is on the multilayer coating of integral cylindrical optics which will provide the highest spatial resolution. A chamber geometry has been designed to allow the uniform coating of the inside surface of integral cylinders. The building and testing of this system has taken place over the past year. Linear DC magnetron cathodes are used to sputter the multilayer films. Initial results from both longitudinal and azimuthal uniformity coating tests are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-555
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 19 1998Jul 22 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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