Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 24, Issue 8, pp 1603–1609

Single-point diamond turning of electroless nickel for flat X-ray mirror


DOI: 10.1007/s12206-010-0512-3

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Chon, K.S. & Namba, Y. J Mech Sci Technol (2010) 24: 1603. doi:10.1007/s12206-010-0512-3


X-ray mirrors require a super-smooth surface to prevent strong X-ray scattering. We examined the fabrication possibility of the X-ray mirror by single-point diamond turning (SPDT) for electroless nickel. The stable and unstable cutting modes for the electroless nickel were obtained by observing the relative position of a diamond tool for machining. A super-smooth surface of 0.95 nm rms was achieved within the stable cutting mode. The surface roughness of the electroless nickel mirror measured with an optical profiler was compared with the X-ray reflectivity measurement. The electroless nickel mirror could be successfully used as a soft X-ray reflector and a low-pass filter for the hard X-rays.


Electroless nickelSingle-point diamond turningSurface roughnessUltraprecision machiningX-ray mirror

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© The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiological ScienceCatholic University of DaeguGyeongbukKorea
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EgineeringChubu UniversityAichiJapan