The CREAM calorimeter: Performance in tests and flights

M. H. Lee, H. S. Ahn, P. Allison, M. G. Bagliesi, L. Barbier, J. J. Beatty, G. Bigongiari, P. Boyle, T. J. Brandt, J. T. Childers, N. B. Conklin, S. Coutu, M. A. Duvernois, O. Ganel, J. H. Han, J. A. Jeon, K. C. Kim, L. Lutz, P. Maestro, A. MalinineP. S. Marrocchesi, S. Minnick, S. I. Mognet, S. W. Nam, S. Nutter, I. H. Park, N. H. Park, E. S. Seo, R. Sina, S. Swordy, S. Wakely, P. Walpole, 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-borne experiment, designed to directly measure cosmic-ray particle energies from ∼10 11 to ∼1015 eV, had two successful flights since December 2004, with a total duration of 70 days. The CREAM calorimeter is comprised of 20 layers of 1 radiation length (X0) tungsten interleaved with 20 active layers each made up of fifty 1 cm wide scintillating fiber ribbons. The scintillation signals are read out with multi pixel Hybrid Photo Diodes (HPDs), VA32-HDR2/TA32C ASICs and LTC1400 ADCs. During detector construction, various tests were carried out using radioactive sources, UV-LEDs, and particle beams. We will present results from these tests and show preliminary results from the two flights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCALORIMETRY IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
Subtitle of host publicationXII International Conference
Pages167-174
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventCALORIMETRY IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS: XII International Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2006Jun 9 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume867
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherCALORIMETRY IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS: XII International Conference
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/5/066/9/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Lee, M. H., Ahn, H. S., Allison, P., Bagliesi, M. G., Barbier, L., Beatty, J. J., Bigongiari, G., Boyle, P., Brandt, T. J., Childers, J. T., Conklin, N. B., Coutu, S., Duvernois, M. A., Ganel, O., Han, J. H., Jeon, J. A., Kim, K. C., Lutz, L., Maestro, P., ... Zinn, S. Y. (2006). The CREAM calorimeter: Performance in tests and flights. In CALORIMETRY IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS: XII International Conference (pp. 167-174). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 867). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2396951