Performance of the ISS-CREAM calorimeter

N. Picot-Clémente, Y. Amare, T. Anderson, D. Angelaszek, N. Anthony, K. Cheryian, G. H. Choi, M. Copley, S. Coutu, L. Derome, L. Eraud, L. Hagenau, J. H. Han, H. G. Huh, Y. S. Hwang, H. J. Hyun, S. Im, H. B. Jeon, J. A. Jeon, S. JeongS. C. Kang, H. J. Kim, K. C. Kim, M. H. Kim, H. Y. Lee, J. Lee, M. H. Lee, J. Liang, J. T. Link, L. Lu, L. Lutz, A. Menchaca-Rocha, T. Mernik, J. W. Mitchell, S. I. Mognet, S. Morton, M. Nester, S. Nutter, O. Ofoha, H. Park, I. H. Park, J. M. Park, R. Quinn, E. S. Seo, J. R. Smith, P. Walpole, R. P. Weinmann, J. Wu, Y. S. Yoon

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Abstract

The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass experiment for the International Space Station (ISS-CREAM) is scheduled for launch in 2017. It is designed to directly measure and identify the elemental composition of incident Galactic cosmic rays from a few hundred GeV to PeV energies. Such large energy range sensitivity is reached by using an electromagnetic sampling calorimeter (CAL) which measures the energy deposit of particle-induced showers. The CAL is composed of twenty layers of tungsten plates interleaved with scintillating fibers, and glued together using epoxy-coated fiberglass to comply with space launch requirements. In August 2015, beam test measurements were performed at CERN to verify the performance of the CAL using layers of epoxy-coated fiberglass placed between tungsten plates. The CAL response to electron and pion beams and its performance are reported and compared with previous beam test configurations.

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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    Picot-Clémente, N., Amare, Y., Anderson, T., Angelaszek, D., Anthony, N., Cheryian, K., Choi, G. H., Copley, M., Coutu, S., Derome, L., Eraud, L., Hagenau, L., Han, J. H., Huh, H. G., Hwang, Y. S., Hyun, H. J., Im, S., Jeon, H. B., Jeon, J. A., ... Yoon, Y. S. (2017). Performance of the ISS-CREAM calorimeter. Proceedings of Science.