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Title: Precision optical slit for high heat load or ultra high vacuum

This invention relates generally to slits used in optics that must be precisely aligned and adjusted. The optical slits of the present invention are useful in x-ray optics, x-ray beam lines, optical systems in which the entrance slit is critical for high wavelength resolution. The invention is particularly useful in ultra high vacuum systems where lubricants are difficult to use and designs which avoid the movement of metal parts against one another are important, such as monochrometers for high wavelength resolution with ultra high vacuum systems. The invention further relates to optical systems in which temperature characteristics of the slit materials is important. The present invention yet additionally relates to precision slits wherein the opposing edges of the slit must be precisely moved relative to a center line between the edges with each edge retaining its parallel orientation with respect to the other edge and/or the center line.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Hayward, CA)
  2. (Albany, CA)
  3. (Richmond, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869723
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Berkeley, CA) LBNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5384662
Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
precision; optical; slit; heat; load; ultra; vacuum; relates; slits; optics; precisely; aligned; adjusted; useful; x-ray; beam; lines; systems; entrance; critical; wavelength; resolution; particularly; lubricants; difficult; designs; avoid; movement; metal; monochrometers; temperature; characteristics; materials; additionally; opposing; edges; moved; relative; center; line; edge; retaining; parallel; orientation; respect; beam line; opposing edges; vacuum systems; heat load; x-ray optics; optical systems; center line; x-ray beam; particularly useful; moved relative; temperature characteristic; entrance slit; optical slit; precisely aligned; beam lines; /359/