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Silicon pore optics mirror stack

Date: 19 August 2014
Depicts: Silicon pore optics mirror stack
Copyright: cosine Research

A silicon pore optics mirror stack consisting of 35 mirror plates. The plates are made of silicon wafers. Parallel grooves are cut into the wafers to leave stiffening ribs and paper-thin mirrors, which are then coated with reflective metal. The hundreds of pores, created by the stacking of the plates, allow X-rays incident at grazing angles to propagate through the mirror stack and be reflected on their inner surfaces.

Last Update: 19 August 2014

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