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X-Ray Pore Optics Technologies and Their Application in Space Telescopes

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The mirror elements are joined using optical bonding, avoiding the use of glue or cement with its associated shrinkage and CTE mismatch problems. The mirror element stack is, therefore, a monolithic silicon crystal. If required, the mirror elements can be coated before the stacking process.

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