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Coating of the HEFT telescope mirrors: method and results

Jensen, Carsten P. and Madsen, Kristin K. and Chen, Hubert C. and Christensen, Finn E. and Ziegler, Eric (2003) Coating of the HEFT telescope mirrors: method and results. In: X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4851. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, pp. 724-733. ISBN 9780819446305.

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We report on the coating of depth graded W/Si multilayers on the thermally slumped glass substrates for the HEFT flight telescopes. The coatings consists of several hundred bilayers in an optimized graded power law design with stringent requirements on uniformity and interfacial roughness. We present the details of the planar magnetron sputtering facility including the optimization of power, Ar pressure and collimating geometry which allows us to coat the several thousand mirror segments required for each telescope module on a time schedule consistent with the current HEFT balloon project as well as future hard X-ray satellite projects. Results are presented on the uniformity, interfacial roughness, and reflectivity and scatter at hard X-ray energies.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Subject Keywords:X-ray multilayers, hard X-ray telescopes, planar magnetron sputtering
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4851
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20180109-151756474
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Official Citation:Carsten P. Jensen, Kristin K. Madsen, Hubert C.M. Chen, Finn Erland Christensen, Eric Ziegler, "Coating of the HEFT telescope mirrors: method and results", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461315;
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