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Design aspects of grazing angle multilayer mirrors for soft γ-rays

  • Ernst-Jan BuisEmail author
  • Marco Beijersbergen
  • Giuseppe Vacanti
  • Marcos Bavdaz
  • David Lumb

Abstract

If sensitive enough, future missions for nuclear astrophysics will be a great help in understanding supernovae explosions. In contrast to coded-mask instruments, both crystal diffraction lenses and grazing angle mirrors offer a possibility to construct a sensitive instrument to detect γ-ray lines in supernovae. We report on possible implementations of grazing angle mirrors and simulations carried out to determine their performance.

Keywords

Nuclear astrophysics Multilayers Gamma-rays 

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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst-Jan Buis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Beijersbergen
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Vacanti
    • 1
  • Marcos Bavdaz
    • 2
  • David Lumb
    • 2
  1. 1.Cosine Science and Computing BVLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Office of Advanced Concepts and Science PayloadsESA/ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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