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4 September 2015 JIM: a joint integrated module of glass x-ray optics for astronomical telescopes
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For several years, the Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics in Germany (MPE) and the Astronomical Observatory of Brera in Italy (INAF-OAB) have been studying the slumping technology for the manufacturing of segmented glass X-ray optics for astronomy. Despite some differences in their specific approaches, the synergy of the two institutes has always been good, focusing on the common goal of developing a technology able to meet the outstanding requirements for future X-ray telescopes: i.e. large collecting areas, low mass and good angular resolution. This synergy has in the last year resulted in an active collaboration for the production of a Joint Integrated Module (JIM) that puts together the expertise of the two research groups. In particular, the indirect slumping approach of MPE has been employed for the manufacturing of X-ray mirror segments that have been integrated into a kind of X-ray Optical Unit following the approach developed at INAF-OAB. The module has then been tested in X-ray at the MPE PANTER facility, in Neuried. The several steps and the results of this joint activity are reviewed and discussed in this paper.
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Laura Proserpio, Elias Breunig, Peter Friedrich, Anita Winter, Christian Rohé, Josef Eder, Vadim Burwitz, Gisela D. Hartner, Benedikt Menz, Marta Civitani, Stefano Basso, and Enrico Buratti "JIM: a joint integrated module of glass x-ray optics for astronomical telescopes", Proc. SPIE 9603, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII, 960311 (4 September 2015);


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