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10 September 2005 Gamma-ray focusing telescope based on high reflective Ge and Si mosaic crystals
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A focusing gamma-ray telescope based upon perfect crystals was originally proposed for astrophysical observations in 1990s. However, the high angular resolution/low integral reflectivity of the perfect crystals employed made these types of optics less attractive for astrophysics than grazing incidence multilayer mirrors. Unlike astrophysical applications, the long-range detection of nuclear materials requires modest angular resolution and narrow energy bandwidth (or several narrow bands) at specific gamma-lines emitted from nuclear materials. A development of large high gamma-reflective Ge and Si mosaic crystals makes the use of a diffraction mosaic gamma-telescope for long-distance detection of nuclear materials, as well as for astrophysics, a distinct possibility. This paper describes gammareflectivity results for Ge mosaic crystals in the range of 100-300 keV and a gamma-ray focusing telescope design based on the Ge and Si mosaic crystals with mosaicity in range of 1-15 arc minutes both for long-range detection of nuclear materials and astrophysics.
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M. Kozhukh, A. E. Bolotnikov, and W. Kane "Gamma-ray focusing telescope based on high reflective Ge and Si mosaic crystals", Proc. SPIE 5900, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II, 590017 (10 September 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.620378
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