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The Ferrara hard X-ray facility for testing/calibrating hard X-ray focusing telescopes

  • Gianluca Loffredo
  • Filippo Frontera
  • Damiano Pellicciotta
  • Alessandro Pisa
  • Vito Carassiti
  • Stefano Chiozzi
  • Federico Evangelisti
  • Luca Landi
  • Michele Melchiorri
  • Stefano Squerzanti

Abstract

We will report on the current configuration of the X-ray facility of the University of Ferrara recently used to perform reflectivity tests of mosaic crystals and to calibrate the experiment JEM-X aboard Integral. The facility is now located in the technological campus of the University of Ferrara in a new building (named LARIX laboratory=LAR ge Italian X-ray facility) that includes a tunnel 100 m long with, on the sides, two large experimental rooms. The facility is being improved for determining the optical axis of mosaic crystals in Laue configuration, for calibrating Laue lenses and hard X-ray mirror prototypes.

Keywords

Astronomy Diffractometer Instrumentation X-ray 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Loffredo
    • 1
  • Filippo Frontera
    • 3
  • Damiano Pellicciotta
    • 1
  • Alessandro Pisa
    • 1
  • Vito Carassiti
    • 2
  • Stefano Chiozzi
    • 2
  • Federico Evangelisti
    • 2
  • Luca Landi
    • 2
  • Michele Melchiorri
    • 2
  • Stefano Squerzanti
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareSezione di FerraraFerraraItaly
  3. 3.IASF, CNRBolognaItaly

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