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X-Ray Optics and Instrumentation
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 215375, 18 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/215375
Review Article

Laue Gamma-Ray Lenses for Space Astrophysics: Status and Prospects

1Physics Department, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
2Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, 9, Avenue du Colonel Roche, 31028 Toulouse, France

Received 21 April 2010; Accepted 4 November 2010

Academic Editor: Stephen L. O'Dell

Copyright © 2010 Filippo Frontera and Peter von Ballmoos. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We review feasibility studies, technological developments, and the astrophysical prospects for Laue lenses devoted to hard X-/gamma-ray astronomy observations.