Foil reflection grating mount for diffuse x-ray spectroscopy

Ann Shipley, Randall Lee McEntaffer, Webster Cash

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Abstract

A new sounding rocket pay load is being built at the University of Colorado for purposes of resolving spectral features in the diffuse x-ray background. Multiple grating mounts are required; each consisting of over sixty closely packed grazing incidence gratings to meet throughput goals. The rocket skin limits the payload envelope and volume for mounting the gratings. Packing geometries require the gratings be very thin. The gratings are mounted in an off-plane configuration much like a proposed scenario for the Constellation X reflection grating assembly. In this paper we discuss innovative fabrication, replication, and mount techniques used to support a spectral resolution goal of about 100 (λ/δλ).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number587708
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5877
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 29 2005

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Sounding rockets
X-ray Spectroscopy
Spectral resolution
Rockets
Mountings
Gratings
Metal foil
x ray spectroscopy
foils
Skin
Throughput
Spectroscopy
gratings
Fabrication
X rays
Geometry
Constellation-X
sounding rockets
Spectral Resolution
mounting

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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Foil reflection grating mount for diffuse x-ray spectroscopy. / Shipley, Ann; McEntaffer, Randall Lee; Cash, Webster.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5877, 587708, 29.12.2005, p. 1-8.

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