Cosmic-ray isotope measurements with HELIX

J. J. Beatty, S. Coutu, M. Gebhard, N. Green, D. Hanna, B. Kunkler, M. Lang, I. Mognet, D. Müller, J. Musser, S. Nutter, N. Park, M. Schubnell, G. Tarlé, A. Tomasch, G. Visser, S. P. Wakely, I. Wisher

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HELIX (High Energy Light Isotope eXperiment) is a balloon-borne experiment designed to measure the chemical and isotopic abundances of light cosmic ray nuclei. Detailed measurements by HELIX, especially of 10Be from 0.2 GeV/n to beyond 3 GeV/n, will provide an essential set of data for the study of propagation processes of the cosmic rays. HELIX consists of a 1 Tesla superconducting magnet with a high-resolution tracking system, time of flight detector, and a ring-imaging Cherenkov detector. The instrument is scheduled to have a long-duration balloon flight out of McMurdo Station during NASA's 2019/20 Antarctic balloon campaign. In this talk, we will discuss the scientific goals and the design of the experiment, and report on its current status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017 - Bexco, Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 10 2017Jul 20 2017


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Beatty, J. J., Coutu, S., Gebhard, M., Green, N., Hanna, D., Kunkler, B., Lang, M., Mognet, I., Müller, D., Musser, J., Nutter, S., Park, N., Schubnell, M., Tarlé, G., Tomasch, A., Visser, G., Wakely, S. P., & Wisher, I. (2017). Cosmic-ray isotope measurements with HELIX. Proceedings of Science.