A facility for the calibration of X-ray Space Instrumentation has been established for the Daresbury Synchrotron. The facility provides a continuously tunable beam with (Delta) (lambda) /(lambda) <EQ 10-4 in the energy range from approximately 5 kev to more than 20 kev. At selected energies in the interval from 6 kev to 12 kev, the facility features a 1D sheet of X-rays, approximately 200 mm wide, obtained from an extremely asymmetric reflection in large perfect crystals of Si. The beam is collimated to < 20 arcsec. Data from tests using large (approximately 250 mm long) beam expander crystals in the energy range from 6 - 12 kev are presented. The planned calibration of the two X-ray telescopes (XSPECT/SODART and JET-X) will be described.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Event||Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II - San Diego, CA, United States|
Duration: 14 Jul 1993 → 16 Jul 1993
|Conference||Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Period||14/07/1993 → 16/07/1993|