Diffractive X-ray Telescopes

  title={Diffractive X-ray Telescopes},
  author={Gerald K. Skinner},
  journal={X-ray Optics and Instrumentation},
  • G. Skinner
  • Published 10 September 2010
  • Physics
  • X-ray Optics and Instrumentation
Diffractive X-ray telescopes using zone plates, phase Fresnel lenses, or related optical elements have the potential to provide astronomers with true imaging capability with resolution several orders of magnitude better than available in any other waveband. Lenses that would be relatively easy to fabricate could have an angular resolution of the order of microarcseconds or even better, that would allow, for example, imaging of the distorted spacetime in the immediate vicinity of the… Expand
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