Generation-X mirror technology development plan and the development of adjustable x-ray optics

Paul B. Reid, William Davis, Stephen O'dell, Daniel A. Schwartz, Susan E. Trolier-McKinstry, Rudeger H T Wilke, William Zhang

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Abstract

Generation-X is being studied as an extremely high resolution, very large area grazing incidence x-ray telescope. Under a NASA Advanced Mission Concepts Study, we have developed a technology plan designed to lead to the 0.1 arcsec (HPD) resolution adjustable optics with 50 square meters of effective area necessary to meet Generation-X requirements. We describe our plan in detail. In addition, we report on our development activities of adjustable grazing incidence optics via the fabrication of bimorph mirrors. We have successfully deposited thin-film piezo-electric material on the back surface of thin glass mirrors. We report on the electrical and mechanical properties of the bimorph mirrors. We also report on initial finite element modeling of adjustable grazing incidence mirrors; in particular, we examine the impact of how the mirrors are supported - the boundary conditions - on the deformations which can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV
Volume7437
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2009
EventOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2009Aug 6 2009

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OtherOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/4/098/6/09

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x ray optics
X-ray Optics
Optics
Mirror
Mirrors
mirrors
X rays
Piezoelectric materials
Optical resolving power
Incidence
Telescopes
NASA
Electric properties
grazing incidence
Boundary conditions
Fabrication
grazing incidence telescopes
Glass
Thin films
Mechanical properties

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Reid, P. B., Davis, W., O'dell, S., Schwartz, D. A., Trolier-McKinstry, S. E., Wilke, R. H. T., & Zhang, W. (2009). Generation-X mirror technology development plan and the development of adjustable x-ray optics. In Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV (Vol. 7437). [74371F] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.830858
Reid, Paul B. ; Davis, William ; O'dell, Stephen ; Schwartz, Daniel A. ; Trolier-McKinstry, Susan E. ; Wilke, Rudeger H T ; Zhang, William. / Generation-X mirror technology development plan and the development of adjustable x-ray optics. Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV. Vol. 7437 2009.
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