FY06 LDRD Final Report Next-generation x-ray optics: focusing hard x-rays

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The original goal of our research was to open up a new class of scientific experiments by increasing the power of newly available x-ray sources by orders of magnitude. This was accomplished by developing a new generation of x-ray optics, based on hard x-ray (10-200 keV) reflective and diffractive focusing elements. The optical systems we envision begin with a core reflective optic, which has the ability to capture and concentrate x-rays across a wide range of energies and angles band, combined with diffractive optics, based on large-scale multilayer structures, that will further enhance the spatial, spectral and temporal resolving power ... continued below

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Pivovaroff, M & Soufli, R March 1, 2007.

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  • Main Title: FY06 LDRD Final Report Next-generation x-ray optics: focusing hard x-rays
  • Series Title: Fiscal Year 2006

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The original goal of our research was to open up a new class of scientific experiments by increasing the power of newly available x-ray sources by orders of magnitude. This was accomplished by developing a new generation of x-ray optics, based on hard x-ray (10-200 keV) reflective and diffractive focusing elements. The optical systems we envision begin with a core reflective optic, which has the ability to capture and concentrate x-rays across a wide range of energies and angles band, combined with diffractive optics, based on large-scale multilayer structures, that will further enhance the spatial, spectral and temporal resolving power of the system. Enabling technologies developed at LLNL such as precise mounting of thermally formed substrates, smoothing techniques and multilayer films of ultra-high reflectance and precision were crucial in the development and demonstration of our research objectives. Highlights of this phase of the project include: the design and fabrication of a concentrator optic for the Pleiades Thomson X-ray source located at LLNL, smoothing of glass substrates through application of polyimide films, and the design, fabrication and testing of novel volume multilayers structures. Part of our research into substrate smooth led to the development of a new technique (patent pending) to construct high-quality, inexpensive x-ray optics. This innovation resulted in LLNL constructing a x-ray optic for the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) and allowed LLNL to join the international experiment.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-228700
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/909641 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 909641
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890604

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Pivovaroff, M & Soufli, R. FY06 LDRD Final Report Next-generation x-ray optics: focusing hard x-rays, report, March 1, 2007; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890604/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.