INNOVATIVE MIRROR TECHNOLOGY FOR X-RAY REFLECTIVE OPTICS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$47,836.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11609
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Superior Vacuum Technology
7388 Washington Avenue, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
JAMES E. TOLAN
GENERAL MANAGER
(612) 941-1929
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL ADDRESS THE CRITICAL NEEDS OF X-RAY/UV WAVELENGTH MIRROR TECHNOLOGY BY PROPOSING A NEW FABRICATION TECHNIQUE. CALLED ION ENHANCED MOLECULAR BEAM DEPOSITION, THIS TECHNIQUE IS CAPABLE OF FORMING HIGH REFLECTIVITY OPTICAL ELEMENTS BY VACUUM DEPOSITING ARTIFICIALLY STRUCTURED THIN FILM COATINGS. THIS UNIQUE APPROACH HAS PRECISE PROCESS CONTROL NECESSARY TO FORM STRUCTURALLY PERFECT LAYERS ACCORDING TO DESIGNS THAT WILL BE GENERATED BY COMPUTER MODELLING. THE MANUFACTURABILITY OF THESE OPTICAL ELEMENTS WILL ALSO BE EVALUATED. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL EXTEND THE STATE-OF-THE-ART FABRICATION TECHNIQUE AND COULD LEAD TO MUCH IMPROVED MIRRORTECHNOLOGY.

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