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Center Innovation Fund: GSFC CIF

Scotch-Tape Mirror for Hard X-rays, Year 2

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Scotch-Tape Mirror for Hard X-rays, Year 2

The Scotch-Tape Mirror for Hard X-rays project is to test the possibility of building a grazing incidence mirror for hard X-rays (E>20 keV) using a "scotch-tape" design, in which a thin plastic tape with a specific thickness profile and a multilayer reflective coating is tightly wound into a roll. The goal is to find a low-cost way of building a telescope for hard X-rays with a very large effective area.

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