Progress toward light weight high angular resolution multilayer coated optics

M. P. Ulmer*, M. E. Graham, S. Vaynman, J. Echt, M. Farber, S. Ehlert, S. Varlese

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We have been working on 3 separate projects that together will give us the ability to make 1 arc second, light weight Wolter I optics that work above 40 keV. The three separate tasks are: (a) plasma spraying of metal-coated micro-balloons; (b) coating of the inside of Wolter I mirrors, (c) actuator designs for improving figure quality. We give a progress report on our work on all three areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFocusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1402053037, 9781402053030
StatePublished - 2006


  • Gamma-ray
  • X-and gamma-ray Telescopes
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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