Energy cross-calibration from the first CREAM flight: Transition radiation detector versus calorimeter

P. Maestro, H. S. Ahn, P. S. Allison, M. G. Bagliesi, J. J. Beatty, G. Bigongiari, P. J. Boyle, T. J. Brandt, J. T. Childers, N. B. Conklin, S. Coutu, M. A. Duvernois, O. Ganel, J. H. Han, H. J. Hyun, J. A. Jeon, K. C. Kim, J. K. Lee, M. H. Lee, L. LutzP. S. Marrocchesi, A. Malinine, S. Minnick, S. I. Mognet, S. Nam, S. Nutter, H. Park, 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) balloon experiment had two successful flights in 2004/05 and 2005/06. It was designed to perform energy measurements from a few GeV up to 1000 TeV, taking advantage of different detection techniques. The first instrument, CREAM-1, combined a transition radiation detector with a calorimeter to provide independent energy measurements of cosmicray nuclei. Each detector was calibrated with particle beams in a limited range of energies. In order to assess the absolute energy scale of the instrument and to investigate the systematic effects of each technique, a cross-calibration was performed by comparing the two independent energy estimates on selected samples of oxygen and carbon nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages333-336
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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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Maestro, P., Ahn, H. S., Allison, P. S., Bagliesi, M. G., Beatty, J. J., Bigongiari, G., Boyle, P. J., Brandt, T. J., Childers, J. T., Conklin, N. B., Coutu, S., Duvernois, M. A., Ganel, O., Han, J. H., Hyun, H. J., Jeon, J. A., Kim, K. C., Lee, J. K., Lee, M. H., ... Zinn, S. Y. (2007). Energy cross-calibration from the first CREAM flight: Transition radiation detector versus calorimeter. 333-336. Paper presented at 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.