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Mirror Systems for X-Ray Telescopes

  • I. L. Beigman
  • L. A. Vainshtein
  • Yu. P. Voinov
  • V. P. Shevel’ko
Part of the The Lebedev Physics Institute Series book series (LPIS)

Abstract

As is known, studies of the soft x radiation of cosmic objects using proportional flow counters of large area are associated with considerable technical difficulties. At the same time, the use of reflecting x-ray optics is possible in this region of the spectrum (softer than l keV). It is advisable to examine the use of reflecting x-ray telescopes in two aspects. On the one hand, the reflecting optics makes it possible to have a comparatively large collecting area with small detector dimensions, which decreases the technical difficulties to a considerable extent and increases the signal-to-noise ratio; on the other hand, reflecting objectives open up the possibility in principle of obtaining an image analogous to that provided by telescopes in the visible region of the spectrum.

Keywords

Reflection Coefficient Focal Plane Effective Area Focal Distance Semiconductor Detector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. L. Beigman
  • L. A. Vainshtein
  • Yu. P. Voinov
  • V. P. Shevel’ko

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