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Progress toward light weight high angular resolution multilayer coated optics

  • M. P. UlmerEmail author
  • M. E. Graham
  • S. Vaynman
  • J. Echt
  • M. Farber
  • S. Ehlert
  • S. Varlese

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Ulmer
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. E. Graham
    • 2
  • S. Vaynman
    • 2
  • J. Echt
    • 2
  • M. Farber
    • 1
  • S. Ehlert
    • 1
  • S. Varlese
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyNorthwestern UniversityEvanston
  2. 2.Department of Materials ScienceNorthwestern UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Ball Aerospace and Technologies CorpUSA

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