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5-2020 12:00 AM

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Our research group studies multilayer mirrors for use in space-based telescopes. The mirror property we are most interested in optimizing is reflectance. In the past, measuring the reflectance of our sample mirrors was difficult, as we either had to travel to the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, California or we had to conduct and combine the data from many single-axis scans by hand. This made measuring reflectance tedious, error-prone, and time-consuming. By adding an automated theta-2-theta scan to our system, I removed these issues, allowing us to study our mirrors much more efficiently.

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Due to COVID-19, the Symposium was not able to be held this year. However, papers and posters were still submitted.

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May 1st, 12:00 AM

Implementing Theta-2-Theta Measurements to Measure Mirror Reflectance

Our research group studies multilayer mirrors for use in space-based telescopes. The mirror property we are most interested in optimizing is reflectance. In the past, measuring the reflectance of our sample mirrors was difficult, as we either had to travel to the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, California or we had to conduct and combine the data from many single-axis scans by hand. This made measuring reflectance tedious, error-prone, and time-consuming. By adding an automated theta-2-theta scan to our system, I removed these issues, allowing us to study our mirrors much more efficiently.