Thin-foil reflection gratings for Constellation-X


The Reflection Grating Spectrometer (RGS) on Constellation-X is designed to supply astronomers with high spectral resolution in the soft x-ray band from 0.25 to 2 keV. High resolution, large collecting area and low mass at grazing incidence require very flat and thin grating substrates, or thin-foil optics. Thin foils typically have a diameter-to-thickness… (More)


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@inproceedings{Heilmann2004ThinfoilRG, title={Thin-foil reflection gratings for Constellation-X}, author={Ralf K. Heilmann and Mireille Akilian and Chih-Hao Chang and Craig R. Forest and Chulmin Joo and Andrew Lapsa and Juan Carlos Montoya and Mark L. Schattenburg}, year={2004} }