The LAUE project and its main results
E. Virgilli ; F. Frontera ; V. Valsan ; B. Negri et al.
Sep - 2013
DOI: 10.1117/12.2023593

Event Title : Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI
Published in: Proc. SPIE 8861
Publisher: SPIE
type: Conference Proceedings

We will describe the LAUE project, supported by the Italian Space Agency, whose aim is to demonstrate the capability to build a focusing optics in the hard X-/soft gamma-ray domain (80{600 keV). To show the lens feasibility, the assembling of a Laue lens petal prototype with 20 m focal length is ongoing. Indeed, a feasibility study, within the LAUE project, has demonstrated that a Laue lens made of petals is feasible. Our goal is a lens in the 80-600 keV energy band. In addition to a detailed description of the new LARIX facility, in which the lens is being assembled, we will report the results of the project obtained so far.

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