Evaluation of epoxy for use on NuSTAR optics

H. An, Finn Erland Christensen, M. Doll, C. J. Hailey, Carsten P. Cooper-Jensen, J. E. Koglin, K. Mori, G. Tajiri

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The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is a NASA Small Explorer (SMEX) mission which employs two focusing optics. The optics are composed of stacks of thin mirror shells and spacers. Epoxy is used to bond the mirror shells to the spacers and is a crucial component in determining the structural and optical performance of the telescopes. We describe the epoxy selection for NuSTAR optics, emphasizing those epoxy characteristics essential to obtaining good optical performance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue number74371J
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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