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Title: Curved focusing crystals for hard X-ray astronomy

A lens made by a properly arranged array of crystals can be used to focus x-rays of energy ranging from 30 to 500 keV for x-ray astronomy. Mosaic or curved crystals can be employed as x-ray optical elements. In this work self standing curved focusing Si and GaAs crystals in which the lattice bending is induced by a controlled damaging process on one side of planar crystals are characterized. Diffraction profiles in Laue geometry have been measured in crystals at x-ray energies E = 17, 59 and 120 keV. An enhancement of diffraction efficiency is found in asymmetric geometries.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. IMEM-CNR Institute, Parma (Italy)
  2. Institute of Electrical Engineering — SAS (Slovakia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22311412
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Crystallography Reports; Journal Volume: 58; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ASYMMETRY; CRYSTALS; DIFFRACTION; EFFICIENCY; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; HARD X RADIATION; LAUE METHOD; OPTICS; SILICON