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micropore optics

Edited by Ian Ridpath

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

Third edition


Published online February 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191851193

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A type of X-ray focusing optic, made up of a large number of square holes 0.05 mm wide (pores) in a glass or silicon wafer. One wall of each pore acts as the X-ray reflecting surface, while the other walls provide stiffness to the structure....

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics ; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques ; Galaxies

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