A synchrotron radiation facility for x-ray astronomy

C.J. Hall, R.A. Lewis, Finn Erland Christensen, G. Fraser, D. Norman, B. Kent, A. Owens, P. Ubertini, R.B. Hoover, A.B.C. Walker II

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A proposal for an x-ray optics test facility based at a synchrotron radiation source is presented. The facility would incorporate a clean preparation area, and a large evacuable test area. The advantages of using a synchrotron as the source of the test radiation are discussed. These include the ability to produce a highly parallel beam of monochromatic x-rays ranging from 200 eV to around 70 keV.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages (from-to)509-514
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventGrazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 199729 Jul 1997


ConferenceGrazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Astronomy
  • Light sources
  • Monochromators
  • Optical testing
  • X ray optics
  • Synchrotron radiation
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