A viable solution to the implementation of a focusing telescope from 30-50 keV up to 600 keV and beyond.
Laue lenses offer a viable solution to the implementation of a focusing telescope from 30-50 keV up to 600 keV and beyond and are expected to achieve sensitivities 2-3 orders of magnitude better than INTEGRAL at the same energies and better angular resolution (20 arcsec). On the other side broad band Laue lenses are promising tools (e.g. in the 50-600 keV energy range) to study continuum emission spectra and superposed lines.
The IASF staff is involved, in collaboration with the Ferrara University, both in the Laue Lens mounting phase and in the performance testing phase, as INAF Institutes of Bologna and Palermo were also responsible for the procurement, testing and calibration of the LAUE focal plane detectors.
Stefano Del Sordo