Development status of the LAUE project
F. Frontera ; E. Virgilli ; V. Liccardo ; et al. ; - B. Negri
Sep - 2012
DOI: 10.1117/12.926378

Event Title : Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Published in: SPIE Proceedings. Volume 8443. Gamma-Ray Missions and Technologies
Publisher: SPIE
type: Conference Proceedings

We present the status of LAUE, a project supported by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and devoted to develop Laue lenses with long focal length (from 10–15 meters up to 100 meters), for hard X–/soft gamma–ray astronomy (80-600 keV). Thanks to their focusing capability, the design goal is to improve the sensitivity of the current instrumention in the above energy band by 2 orders of magnitude, down to a few times 10−8 photons/(cm2 s keV).

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