Cosmic-ray Heavy Nuclei Spectra Using the ISS-CREAM Instrument
July 05, 2021
Cosmic Ray Energetic And Mass for the International Space Station (ISS-CREAM) was designed to study high-energy cosmic rays on the ISS. The ISS-CREAM instrument measures high energy cosmic rays up to PeV energies and recorded data from August 22nd, 2017 to February 12th, 2019. In this analysis, the Silicon Charge Detector (SCD), CALorimeter (CAL) and Top and Bottom Counting Detectors (TCD/BCD) are used. The SCD is composed of 4 layers and provides the measurement of cosmic-ray charges with a resolution of ∼0.2 e. The CAL is composed of 20 interleaved tungsten plates and scintillators. It measures the energies of the incident cosmic-ray particles and provides a high energy trigger. The TCD/BCD consist of photodiode arrays and plastic scintillators and provide a low-energy trigger. In this analysis, the SCD top layer is used for charge determination. We present heavy nuclei analysis using the ISS-CREAM instrument.
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