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Multi-layer coating development for XEUS

Lumb, D. H. and Bavdaz, M. and Christensen, F. E. and Dariel, A. and Hoghoj, P. and Jensen, C. P. and Krumrey, M. and Madsen, K. K. and Ziegler, E. and Albertin, B. and Hedacq, S. and Collon, M. and Buis, E.-J. (2006) Multi-layer coating development for XEUS. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.6266. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 626614.

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Graded depth multi-layer coatings have the potential to optimise the performance of X-ray reflective surfaces for improved energy response. A study of deposition techniques on silicon substrates representative of the XEUS High Performance Pore Optics (HPO) technology has been carried out. Measurements at synchrotron radiation facilities have been used to confirm the excellent performance improvements achievable with Mo/Si and W/Si multilayers. Future activities that will be necessary to implement such coatings in the HPO assembly sequence are highlighted. Further coating developments that may allow an optimisation of the XEUS effective area in light of potential changes to science requirements and telescope configurations are also identified. Finally an initial measurement of effects of radiation damage within the multilayers is reported.

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Additional Information:© 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Subject Keywords:X-ray astronomy, X-ray optics, telescopes, coatings
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:6266
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Official Citation:D. H. Lumb, M. Bavdaz, F. E. Christensen, A. Dariel, P. Hoghoj, C. P. Jensen, M. Krumrey, K. K. Madsen, E. Ziegler, B. Albertin, S. Hedacq, M. Collon, and E.-J. Buis "Multi-layer coating development for XEUS", Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 626614 (13 June 2006);
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