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NuSTAR hard x-ray optics design and performance

Koglin, Jason E. and An, Hongjun and Blaedel, Kenneth L. and Brejnholt, Nicolai F. and Christensen, Finn E. and Craig, William W. and Decker, Todd A. and Hailey, Charles J. and Hale, Layton C. and Harrison, Fiona A. and Jensen, Carsten P. and Madsen, Kristin K. and Mori, Kaya and Pivovaroff, Michael J. and Tajiri, Gordon and Zhang, William W. (2009) NuSTAR hard x-ray optics design and performance. In: Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7437. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 74370C. ISBN 978-0-8194-7727-9.

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The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is a NASA satellite mission scheduled for launch in 2011. Using focusing optics with multilayer coating for enhanced reflectivity of hard X-rays (6-79 keV), NuSTAR will provide a combination of clarity, sensitivity and spectral resolution surpassing the largest observatories in this band by orders of magnitude. This advance will allow NuSTAR to test theories of how heavy elements are born, discover collapsed stars and black holes on all scales and explore the most extreme physical environments. We will present an overview of the NuSTAR optics design and production process and detail the optics performance.

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Additional Information:© 2009 SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. This work is supported by a NASA contract to Columbia University, NNG08FD60C, "The Nuclear Spectroscopy Telescope Array (NuSTAR): Bringing the High Energy Universe into Focus."
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Subject Keywords:Hard X-ray telescope, X-ray optics, segmented glass, NuSTAR
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Official Citation:Jason E. Koglin ; HongJun An ; Kenneth L. Blaedel ; Nicolai F. Brejnholt ; Finn E. Christensen ; William W. Craig ; Todd A. Decker ; Charles J. Hailey ; Layton C. Hale ; Fiona A. Harrison ; Carsten P. Jensen ; Kristin K. Madsen ; Kaya Mori ; Michael J. Pivovaroff ; Gordon Tajiri ; William W. Zhang; NuSTAR hard x-ray optics design and performance. Proc. SPIE 7437, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV, 74370C (August 31, 2009); doi:10.1117/12.826724.
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