Author: Matilla, O.
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WEPA12 X-Ray Facility for the Characterization of the ATHENA Mirror Modules at the ALBA Synchrotron 252
  • A. Carballedo, J.J. Casas, C. Colldelram, G. Cuní, D. Heinis, J. Marcos, O. Matilla, J. Nicolás, A. Sánchez, N. Valls Vidal
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • N. Barrière, M.J. Collon, G. Vacanti
    Cosine Measurement Systems, Warmond, The Netherlands
  • M. Bavdaz, I. Ferreira
    ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • E. Handick, M. Krumrey, P. Mueller
    PTB, Berlin, Germany
  MINERVA is a new X-ray facility under construction at the ALBA synchrotron specially designed to support the development of the ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics) mission. The beamline design is originally based on the monochromatic pencil beam XPBF 2.0 from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), at BESSY II already in use at this effect. MINERVA will host the necessary metrology equipment to integrate the stacks produced by the cosine company in a mirror module (MM) and characterize their optical performances. From the opto-mechanical point of view, the beamline is made up of three main subsystems. First of all, a water-cooled multilayer toroidal mirror based on a high precision mechanical goniometer, then a sample manipulator constituted by a combination of linear stages and in-vacuum hexapod and finally an X-ray detector which trajectory follows a cylinder of about 12 m radius away from the MM. MINERVA is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. MINERVA is today under construction and will be completed to operate in 2022.  
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About • paper received ※ 21 July 2021       paper accepted ※ 19 October 2021       issue date ※ 09 November 2021  
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