The construction and performance of a one-meter-long elliptically bent steel mirror

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An elliptically bent mirror of total length 1.25 m has been developed at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) for focusing soft x-rays. The mirror is used to produce a small, high flux density illuminated field of view for a Photo Emission Electron Microscope (PEEM). The requirement to collect the maximum horizontal aperture with the need to highly demagnify the source leads to a mirror with a wide range of curvatures along the surface. This combined with the need to produce a low slope error surface at a reasonably low cost has required the authors to develop a mirror based on ... continued below

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Renner, T.R.; Franck, K.; Howells, M.R.; Irick, S.; Padmore, H.A. & Rah, S.Y. October 1, 1997.

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An elliptically bent mirror of total length 1.25 m has been developed at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) for focusing soft x-rays. The mirror is used to produce a small, high flux density illuminated field of view for a Photo Emission Electron Microscope (PEEM). The requirement to collect the maximum horizontal aperture with the need to highly demagnify the source leads to a mirror with a wide range of curvatures along the surface. This combined with the need to produce a low slope error surface at a reasonably low cost has required the authors to develop a mirror based on the controlled bending of a flat substrate. This is an extension of several other mirror projects at the ALS where controlled bending of glass and metal substrates has been used in microfocusing applications. Those mirrors however are a maximum of 200 mm long, and in this paper they describe the new challenges they have faced and the solutions they have adopted in developing a long and highly elliptical mirror. The mirror described here is manufactured from a low carbon steel (1006) which is capable of good dimensional stability, it is electroless nickel plated for polishing, and is bent into an elliptical shape by the application of unequal couples. They describe the mirror fabrication process, the mechanical details of the bending mechanism and the experimentally measured slope error from an ellipse. The final mirror has an rms roughness of 6{angstrom} (rms), a full aperture (1.1 m) slope error of 14 {micro}rad (rms), and a slope error of < 3 {micro} rad when optimized over approximately 2/3 of the required optical length (0.917 m).

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  • Materials manufacturing and measurement for synchrotron radiation mirrors, San Diego, CA (United States), 28 Jul - 1 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE98051532
  • Report No.: LBNL--40887
  • Report No.: CONF-9707135--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 645524
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689943

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Renner, T.R.; Franck, K.; Howells, M.R.; Irick, S.; Padmore, H.A. & Rah, S.Y. The construction and performance of a one-meter-long elliptically bent steel mirror, article, October 1, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689943/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.