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Experimental Astronomy

, Volume 20, Issue 1–3, pp 105–113 | Cite as

Design Aspects of Grazing Angle Multilayer Mirrors for Soft γ-Rays

  • Ernst-Jan BuisEmail author
  • Marco Beijersbergen
  • Giuseppe Vacanti
  • Marcos Bavdaz
  • David Lumb
Article

Abstract

If sensitive enough, future missions for nuclear astrophysics will be a great help in understanding supernovae explosions. In contrast to coded-mask instruments, both crystal diffraction lenses and grazing angle mirrors offer a possibility to construct a sensitive instrument to detect γ-ray lines in supernovae. We report on possible implementations of grazing angle mirrors and simulations carried out to determine their performance.

Keywords

nuclear astrophysics multilayers gamma-rays 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst-Jan Buis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Beijersbergen
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Vacanti
    • 1
  • Marcos Bavdaz
    • 2
  • David Lumb
    • 2
  1. 1.Cosine Science and Computing BVLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Office of Advanced Concepts and Science PayloadsNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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