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10-12 April 2017
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Full X-ray mircropore optics modelling for the BepiColombo MIXS instrument


  • Mr. Pablo PORTILLO

Primary authors


The modelling of X-ray micropore optics have raised a considerable interest, in the framework of some recent and future missions like BepiColombo or the next X-ray observatory ATHENA, in order to not only help during design phases but also provide a precise knowledge of the low-energy particle focusing on the focal plane detectors.

As a first step, we have fully simulated the BepiColombo MIXS instrument, by means of Geant4 and the XRTG4 tracer, including a realistic model of the actual MIXS micropore optics. Preliminary results show a good correlation between our model and the main figures of merit obtained during ground X-ray tests performed on the MIXS flight model, which open up promising prospects for future further investigations