Elemental spectra from the CREAM-I flight

H. S. Ahn, P. S. Allison, M. G. Bagliesi, J. J. Beatty, G. Bigongiari, P. J. Boyle, J. T. Childers, N. B. Conklin, S. Coutu, M. A. Duvernois, O. Ganel, J. H. Han, J. A. Jeon, K. C. Kim, J. K. Lee, M. H. Lee, L. Lutz, P. Maestro, A. Malinine, P. S. MarrocchesiS. Minnick, S. I. Mognet, S. Nam, S. Nutter, I. H. Park, N. H. Park, E. S. Seo, R. Sina, S. Swordy, S. P. Wakely, J. Wu, J. Yang, Y. S. Yoon, R. Zei, S. Y. Zinn

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Abstract

The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) instrument is a balloon-borne experiment designed to measure the composition and energy spectra of cosmic rays of charge Z = 1 to 26 up to an energy of 1015 eV. CREAM had two successful flights on long-duration balloons (LDB) launched from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in December 2004 and December 2005. CREAM achieves a substantial measurement redundancy by employing multiple detector systems, namely a Timing Charge Detector (TCD), a Silicon Charge Detector (SCD), and a Cherenkov Detector (CD) for particle identification, and a Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) and a sampling tungsten/scintillating-fiber ionization calorimeter (CAL) for energy measurement. In this paper, preliminary energy spectra of various elements measured with CAL/SCD during the first 42-day flight are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages63-66
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: Jul 3 2007Jul 11 2007

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Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period7/3/077/11/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Ahn, H. S., Allison, P. S., Bagliesi, M. G., Beatty, J. J., Bigongiari, G., Boyle, P. J., Childers, J. T., Conklin, N. B., Coutu, S., Duvernois, M. A., Ganel, O., Han, J. H., Jeon, J. A., Kim, K. C., Lee, J. K., Lee, M. H., Lutz, L., Maestro, P., Malinine, A., ... Zinn, S. Y. (2007). Elemental spectra from the CREAM-I flight. 63-66. Paper presented at 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.