Design of gamma-ray optics for nuclear astrophysics
Publication date: 22 June 2004
Authors: E.J. Buis et al.
Journal: Proceedings of SPIE
Issue: UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
If sensitive enough, future missions for nuclear astrophysics will be a great help in the understanding of supernovae explosions. In comparison to coded-mask instruments, both crystal diffraction lenses and grazing angle mirrors offer a possibility to construct a more sensitive instrument to detect gamma-ray lines in supernovae. We report on possible implementations of grazing angle mirrors and simulations carried out to determine the performance. In this study we differentiate between single and multilayer mirrors. Moreover we discuss the possibilities of double reflection implementations.Link to publication