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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
|Event||35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017 - Bexco, Busan, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: Jul 10 2017 → Jul 20 2017
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