A simulation study of Top and Bottom Counting Detectors in ISS-CREAM experiment for cosmic ray electron physics

J. M. Park, Y. Amare, T. Anderson, D. Angelaszek, N. Anthony, H. Arnold, G. H. Choi, M. Copley, S. Coutu, L. Derome, C. Ebongue, L. Eraud, I. Faddis, J. H. Han, I. J. Howley, H. G. Huh, Y. S. Hwang, H. J. Hyun, S. Im, H. B. JeonJ. A. Jeon, S. Jeong, S. C. Kang, D. Y. Kim, H. J. Kim, K. C. Kim, M. H. Kim, P. King, H. Y. Lee, J. Lee, M. H. Lee, J. Liang, J. T. Link, L. Lutz, A. Menchaca-Rocha, J. W. Mitchell, S. Morton, M. Nester, S. Nutter, O. Ofoha, H. Park, I. H. Park, N. Picot-Clemente, E. S. Seo, J. R. Smith, P. Walpole, R. P. Weinmann, J. Wu, B. Yon, Y. S. Yoon

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The Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass experiment at the International Space Station (ISS-CREAM) is developed for studying the origin, acceleration and propagation mechanism of high energy cosmic rays. The Top and Bottom Counting Detectors (TCD/BCD), sub-detectors of the ISS-CREAM instrument, are developed for electron/γ-ray physics. The TCD/BCD help distinguish electrons from protons by comparing the hit and shower width distributions for electrons and protons. The e/p separation capability of the TCD/BCD is studied by using the GEANT3 simulation package, and optimal parameters for the e/p separation are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2939-2944
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 15 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Park, J. M., Amare, Y., Anderson, T., Angelaszek, D., Anthony, N., Arnold, H., Choi, G. H., Copley, M., Coutu, S., Derome, L., Ebongue, C., Eraud, L., Faddis, I., Han, J. H., Howley, I. J., Huh, H. G., Hwang, Y. S., Hyun, H. J., Im, S., ... Yoon, Y. S. (2018). A simulation study of Top and Bottom Counting Detectors in ISS-CREAM experiment for cosmic ray electron physics. Advances in Space Research, 62(10), 2939-2944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2017.10.037