The Czech Contribution to Future Large X-Ray Astronomy Telescopes: Recent Progress

René Hudec, Ladislav Pína, Adolf Inneman, Daniela Černá, Veronika Maršíková, Vladimír Tichý, Martin Míka


We briefly review the recent status of the Czech contribution to future space X-ray astronomy missions with emphasis on the development of new technologies and test samples of X-ray mirrors with precise surfaces based on new materials and alternative designs. We report on further investigations and tests of X-ray optical arrangements, such as Kirkpatrick-Baez systems and Multi-Foil Optics.


X-ray astronomy; X-ray telescopes; X-ray optics

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague