A study of cosmic ray secondaries induced by the Mir space station using AMS-01


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Aguilar M., Alcaraz J., Allaby J., Alpat B., Ambrosi G., Anderhub H., ...Daha Fazla

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, cilt.234, ss.321-332, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 234 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.nimb.2005.01.015
  • Dergi Adı: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.321-332

Özet

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a high energy particle physics experiment that will study cosmic rays in the similar to 100 MeV to 1 TeV range and will be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for at least 3 years. A first version of AMS-02, AMS-01, flew aboard the space shuttle Discovery from June 2 to June 12, 1998, and collected 108 cosmic ray triggers. Part of the Mir space station was within the AMS-01 field of view during the four day Mir docking phase of this flight. We have reconstructed an image of this part of the Mir space station using secondary pi(-) and mu(-) emissions from primary cosmic rays interacting with Mir. This is the first time this reconstruction was performed in AMS-01, and it is important for understanding potential backgrounds during the 3 year AMS-02 mission. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.