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A high resolution x-ray spectrometer utilizing Kirkpatrick-Baez optics and off-plane gratings
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Paper Abstract

We present the design of a high resolution X-ray spectrometer for space based X-ray studies. This novel design utilizes a Kirkpatrick-Baez geometry with an off-plane grating as the secondary optic. This design has been proposed to NASA for flight onboard a suborbital rocket. The approach is low cost, low risk and has applications for future orbital missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 736014 (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829137
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Randall L. McEntaffer, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Neil J. Murray, Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew D. Holland, Open Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7360:
EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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