Current status of hard x-ray characterization of ASTRO-H HXT at SPring-8

Takuya Miyazawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Yasufumi Kanou, Kenji Matsuda, Michito Sakai, Nobuyuki Yamane, Yousuke Ishida, Shinji Hara, Yusuke Miyata, Karin Sakanobe, Yoshito Haba, Hironori Matsumoto, Yuzuru Tawara, Hideyo Kunieda, Hideyuki Mori, Keisuke Tamura, Yoshitomo Maeda, Manabu Ishida, Hisamitsu Awaki, Takashi OkajimaKentaro Uesugi, Yoshio Suzuki, Naoki Ishida, Nobuhiro Ohtsu, Akio Suzuki, Yasushi Ogasaka, Koujun Yamashita

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Abstract

We present the current status of hard X-ray telescope developments of ASTRO-H. ASTRO-H is Japan's 6th Xray satellite mission following to Suzaku. It will be launched in 2014. The HXT onboard ASTRO-H is thin-foil, multi-nested conical optics as well as Suzaku XRT. To reflect hard X-rays efficiently, reflector surfaces are coated with depth-graded Pt/C multilayer. Reflectors are fabricated by the epoxy-replication method. Currently, we have finished the preparation of mirror production facility at Nagoya University, and started test production of reflectors for HXT. The selected 22 pairs of multilayer reflectors have been characterized at the SPring-8 beamline BL20B2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19-10-2010
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 28-06-201002-07-2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7732
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period28-06-1002-07-10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Miyazawa, T., Furuzawa, A., Kanou, Y., Matsuda, K., Sakai, M., Yamane, N., Ishida, Y., Hara, S., Miyata, Y., Sakanobe, K., Haba, Y., Matsumoto, H., Tawara, Y., Kunieda, H., Mori, H., Tamura, K., Maeda, Y., Ishida, M., Awaki, H., ... Yamashita, K. (2010). Current status of hard x-ray characterization of ASTRO-H HXT at SPring-8. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray [77323I] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7732). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857421