Tag: x-ray

“Hitomi” (ASTRO-H)

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Feb2016
Luxel is proud to have fabricated multiple filters aboard the Japanese satellite Hitomi (formerly ASTRO-H). These include: Thermal Shields Microcalorimeter Optical Filters Contamination Blocking Filters Focal Plane Filters JAXA press release below... The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that the X-ray Astronomy Satellite (ASTRO-H) has deployed its solar array paddles ... Read More
February 22, 2016Chris Minney
Target area operator Mike Morris inspects a Dante 1 filter wheel to ensure the delicate filters are intact before a shot. Credit: James Pryatel/LLNL  Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-national-ignition-facility-inferno.html#jCp

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Jun2015
The smooth blue sphere of the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) target chamber bristles with diagnostics—nuclear, optical and X-ray instruments that together provide some 300 channels for experimental data. These diagnostics provide vital information to help NIF scientists understand how well an experiment performed.... Read More
June 30, 2015Chris Minney
Chandra-Hubble RX J1131

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Mar2014
Earlier this week astronomers from the University of Michigan published a paper in the journal Nature in which they share how they measured the spin of the most distant black hole to date. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, they were able to take advantage of ... Read More
March 7, 2014Luxel Corporation
MartianSurfaceJuly28-2013-CuriosityRover-NASA-MedRes

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Aug2013
It was one year ago that the Mars Curiosity Rover landed on the red planet. Luxel built LUXFilm®/ Polyimide filters for the  Chemistry and Mineralogy X-Ray Diffusion Instrument (CheMin) which measures the quantitites of various minerals in powdered surface samples through X-ray diffraction. CheMin is part of an on-board laboratory ... Read More
August 12, 2013Luxel Corporation

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