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Mechanical benders

The best solution for tuning high-quality x-ray beams

  • Fine control of the bent shape
  • No twist induced
  • Independent bending moments
  • No sensitive to thermal effect

Mechanical benders - IRELEC

Mechanical benders

The best solution for tuning high-quality x-ray beams

  • Fine control of the bent shape
  • No twist induced
  • Independent bending moments
  • No sensitive to thermal effect

Mechanical benders - IRELEC

To guarantee the best possible control of the actual mirror figure, IRELEC produces 4-point mechanical bending systems with the following features:

  • Direct and absolute encoding of the bending forces that allows:
    • Unequalled control of the bending shape | Improvement of the initial mirror shape by optimization of the bending forces using optical metrology
    • High bending operation repeatability
  • Kinematic configuration that suppresses any twisting effect while bending
  • Full UHV compatibility (neither motors nor high outgassing components in contact with the vacuum)
  • Easy access to the mirror for maintenance

Two independent bending actuators combined with contoured mirrors supplied from all major manufacturer (JTec, WinlightX, InSync, Zeiss, Seso…) make it possible to achieve, with the best possible accuracy, the ideal nominal shape (conic curvature as easily as cylindrical curvature).

IRELEC mirror shape compensators can be built in together with the mechanical bender.

Specifications

Bending range

From 50 m to ∞

Resolution (ΔR/R)

0.01%

Repeatability and backlash (ΔR/R)

0.3%

Long term stability (ΔR/R)

0.05%

Tangential slope error / nominal elliptical shape

< 100 nrad rms

Vacuum compatibility

10-10 mbar

Compensateur de forme

References

ESRF  
SOLEIL  
DLS  
ANKA  
DELTA  
PETRA III  
ALBA  
MAX IV  
SSRL  
NSLS II  
CAT Indore  
Australian Synchrotron  

Other related Products

Complete mirror systems

  • White beam cooled M1 mirrors
  • Switch mirror systems
  • Harmonic Rejection Mirrors

Compact KB systems

  • Focal distance < 150 mm
  • Nano-focusing capabilities
  • UHV compliant

Custom KB systems

  • Variable mirror length up to 1.5 m
  • Designed to match the beamline optical layout
  • UHV compliant

Mirror shape compensators

  • Mirror shape correction < 1 nm rms
  • Manual or motorized
  • Calibration with optical metrology