Institute of Astronomy

X-Ray Telescopes - Optics design and technology

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Dick Willingale (Leicester) 23 January 2014Institute of Astronomy Colloquia



I shall describe the basic physical and geometrical principles available for the design and construction of X-ray telescopes and show how these
have been used in producing existing X-ray telescopes like XMM-Newton and the Chandra Observatory. I'll then consider the new technologies being developed for the next generation of X-ray telescopes which we hope will move X-ray astronomy in to a new era. Finally, if time permits, I'll consider how we might develop new technologies to exploit the true potential of X-rays working at the diffraction limit.


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