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Maximizing the information content in thin calorimeters for space and balloon applications
Author(s): Alan Sill; Vladimir Nagaslaev; Richard Wigmans; Nural Akchurin; Ulisse Bravar; Steven Stochaj
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Paper Abstract

Features of the hadronic interactions of cosmic ray particles that make it difficult to measure their energies and identities precisely also provide tools by which these limitations can be partially overcome, if the detector in question is properly instrumented. I review a growing body of experimental and theoretical work to demonstrate methods by which calorimetry of cosmic rays using thin calorimeters may be optimized, and performance improved, by the use of multiple methods to read out the energy deposited by the developing shower. Examples are given using scintillating fiber, Cherenkov readout of quartz optical fiber, and silicon dE/dx information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4858, Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458557
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Sill, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Vladimir Nagaslaev, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Richard Wigmans, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Nural Akchurin, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Ulisse Bravar, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Steven Stochaj, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4858:
Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation
Peter W. Gorham, Editor(s)

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