Performance of the CREAM Silicon Charge Detector during its first flight

J. Yang, H. S. Ahn, P. Allison, M. G. Bagliesi, J. J. Beatty, G. Bigongiari, P. Boyle, 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. Lutz, P. MaestroA. Malinine, P. S. Marrocchesi, S. Minnick, S. I. Mognet, S. W. Nam, S. Nutter, H. Park, I. H. Park, N. H. Park, E. S. Seo, R. Sina, S. Swordy, S. Wakely, J. Wu, Y. S. Yoon, R. Zei, S. Y. Zinn

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Abstract

The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) experiment was launched as a long duration balloon payload from McMurdo Station, Antarctica on 16 December 2004. For the charge measurement of incident cosmic-ray particles entering its calorimeter module, CREAM has a Silicon Charge Detector (SCD) comprised of 182 silicon sensors in an active area of 779mm×795mm. The sensors are DC-coupled PIN diodes fabricated from 380μm thick, n-type wafers. This presentation describes the construction of the detector and the performance of the SCD during its first flight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages345-348
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Event29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005 - Pune, India
Duration: Aug 3 2005Aug 10 2005

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Other29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005
CountryIndia
CityPune
Period8/3/058/10/05

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Yang, J., Ahn, H. S., Allison, P., Bagliesi, M. G., Beatty, J. J., Bigongiari, G., Boyle, P., 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., Lutz, L., ... Zinn, S. Y. (2005). Performance of the CREAM Silicon Charge Detector during its first flight. 345-348. Paper presented at 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005, Pune, India.