Concepts for high-performance soft X-ray grating spectroscopy in a moderate-scale mission

Marshall W. Bautz, Webster C. Cash, John E. Davis, Ralf K. Heilmann, David P. Huenemoerder, Mark L. Schattenburg, Randall Lee McEntaffer, Randall Smith, Scott J. Wolk, William W. Zhang, Steven P. Jordan, Charles F. Lillie

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Abstract

We discuss concepts for high-Throughput (effective area 250-1400 cm 2 ), high-resolution (spectral resolving power R > 3500) soft X-ray grating spectroscopy in missions of moderate (probe-class or smaller) scale. Such missions can achieve high-priority scientific objectives identified by the Astro2010 Decadal Survey attainable in no other way, and would provide an essential complement to any future large-Area X-ray observatory equipped with non-dispersive spectrometers. We enumerate key science drivers and discuss consequences of various alternative design choices for scientific capability and overall mission size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8443
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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