%0 Journal Article
	%A M. Mika and  L. Pina and  M. Landova and  L. Sveda and  R. Havlikova and  V. Marsikova and  R. Hudec and  A. Inneman
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 58, 2011
	%T Lightweight Mirrors for Space X-Ray Telescopes
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2176
	%V 58
	%X Future astronomical projects on large space x-ray
imaging telescopes require novel substrates and technologies for the
construction of their reflecting mirrors. The mirrors must be
lightweight and precisely shaped to achieve large collecting area with
high angular resolution. The new materials and technologies must be
cost-effective. Currently, the most promising materials are glass or
silicon foils. We focused on precise shaping these foils by thermal
forming process. We studied free and forced slumping in the
temperature region of hot plastic deformation and compared the
shapes obtained by the different slumping processes. We measured
the shapes and the surface quality of the foils. In the experiments, we
varied both heat-treatment temperature and time following our
experiment design. The obtained data and relations we can use for
modeling and optimizing the thermal forming procedure.
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