The boronated scintillator detector of the ISS-CREAM experiment

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. Jeong, S. C. KangH. 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, N. Picot-Clémente, 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 for the International Space Station (ISS-CREAM) instrument is a next-generation experiment for the direct detection and study of cosmic-ray nuclei and electrons. With a long exposure in low Earth orbit, the experiment will determine the particle fluxes and spectral details of cosmic-ray nuclei from hydrogen to iron, over an energy range of about 1012 eV to >1015 eV, and of cosmic-ray electrons over an energy range of about 5 ×1010 eV to > 1013 eV. The instrument was deployed to the ISS in August 2017 on the SpaceX CRS-12 mission. We review the design, implementation and performance of one of the ISS-CREAM detector systems: a boron loaded scintillation detector used in discriminating electron-induced events from the much more abundant cosmic-ray nuclei.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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