ASTRONOMICAL X-RAY OPTICS


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ASTRONOMICAL X-RAY OPTICS
Marshall K. Joy and Brian D. Ramsey National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, Alabama Over the past three decades, grazing incidence optics has transformed observational x-ray astronomy into a major scientific discipline at the cutting edge of research in astrophysics and cosmology. This chapter summarizes the design principles of grazing incidence optics for astronomical applications, describes the capabilities of the current generation of x-ray telescopes and the techniques used in their fabrication, and explores avenues of future development.
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Michael Bass: Handbook of Optics: Volume V – Atmospheric Optics, Modulators, Fiber Optics, X-Ray and Neutron Optics, Third Edition. ASTRONOMICAL X-RAY OPTICS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export