Czech Participation in International X-Ray Observatory (IXO)

R. Hudec, L. Pína, V. Maršíková, A. Inneman, M. Skulinová, M. Míka


Here we describe the recent status of Czech participation in the IXO (International X-ray Observatory) space mission, with emphasis on the development of new technologies and test samples of X-ray mirrors with precise surfaces, based on new materials, and their applications in space. In addition, alternative X-ray optical arrangements are investigated, such as Kirkpatrick-Baez systems.


X-ray satellites; X-ray telescopes; X-ray optics

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
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