Advanced X-Ray Optical Systems: From Innovative Idea To Intelligent Implementation

Grant number: DP0344220


This project combines advances made in x-ray optics by the x-ray physics group at the University of Melbourne with sophisticated microfabrication techniques developed at Swinburne University of Technology and at the Argonne National Laboratory synchrotron. This fusion gives us immediate access into a major space science initiative - an x-ray telescope for the International Space Station. At the same time we will be building a kernel of excellence, based on new approaches to x-ray imaging, that will be strategically placed to become an integral part of the development of experimental facilities for the Australian Synchrotron.