Development of the Emulsion Chamber Detector for Space Observations

Yi Ming Hu, Jin Chang, Yi Zhong Gong, Ren Jian Zhang, Nan Sen Wang, He Sen Tang, Shoji Torii, J. Nishimura, T. Kobayashi, Y. Shimizu, F. Makino

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    The emulsion chamber detector on board the "ShiJian-8" satellite is the first one in China designed especially for observing in space the highenergy electrons and γ-rays. In this paper, the principle of the detector design, the method of data processing and the preliminary results of observations are introduced. The design lifetime of the detector is 15 days on the orbit, and the energy range of detectable particles is 100GeV∼5TeV.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)449-458
    Number of pages10
    JournalChinese Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct


    • dark matter
    • instrumentation: detector
    • instrumentation: miscellaneous

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Space and Planetary Science

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    Hu, Y. M., Chang, J., Gong, Y. Z., Zhang, R. J., Wang, N. S., Tang, H. S., Torii, S., Nishimura, J., Kobayashi, T., Shimizu, Y., & Makino, F. (2008). Development of the Emulsion Chamber Detector for Space Observations. Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics, 32(4), 449-458.