The Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) for high energy astroparticle physics on the international space station

FOR THE CALET COLLABORATION.

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    Abstract

    The CALET space experiment, currently under development by Japan in collaboration with Italy and the United States, will measure the flux of Cosmic Ray electrons (including positrons) to 20 TeV, gamma rays to 10 TeV and nuclei with Z=1 to 40 up to 1,000 TeV during a five year mission. These measurements are essential to investigate possible nearby astrophysical sources of high energy electrons, study the details of galactic particle propagation and search for dark matter signatures. The instrument consists of a module to identify the particle charge, a thin imaging calorimeter (3 radiation lengths) with tungsten plates interleaving scintillating fiber planes, and a thick calorimeter (27 radiation lengths) composed of lead tungstate logs. CALET has the depth, imaging capabilities and energy resolution necessary for excellent separation between hadrons, electrons and gamma rays. The instrument is currently being prepared for launch, during the 2014 time frame, to the International Space Station (ISS) for installation on the Japanese Experiment Module - Exposed Facility (JEM-EF).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
    PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
    Volume2013-October
    ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
    Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: 2013 Jul 22013 Jul 9

    Other

    Other33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
    CountryBrazil
    CityRio de Janeiro
    Period13/7/213/7/9

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    Keywords

    • Calorimeter
    • Dark matter
    • Electrons
    • ISS
    • Neraby sources

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    FOR THE CALET COLLABORATION. (2013). The Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) for high energy astroparticle physics on the international space station. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 (Vol. 2013-October). Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica.