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Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Cosmic-Ray Direct. CRD- instrumentation direct
Performance of the ISS-CREAM Calorimeter
N. Picot-Clemente,* 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. 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
*corresponding author
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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.
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