A balloon-borne electron telescope with scintillating fibers

H. Murakami, J. Nishimura, Shoji Torii, K. Kasahara, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, K. Yoshida, T. Yamagami, S. Ohta, M. Namiki, T. Kobayashi, Y. Komori, T. Yuda

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A new balloon-borne cosmic-electron telescope incorporating a trigger system and an imaging calorimeter is described. The trigger system is adopted to select electrons with energies above 10 GeV, and to reduce the background protons to about 1%. The imaging calorimeter consists of scintillating-fiber belts, emulsion plates and lead plates (∼ 8 radiation length thick in total). Two-dimensional profiles of shower development are observed with the scintillating fibers. An analysis of the profiles might reject 95 % of the miss-triggered protons at 85 % electron efficiency. The telescope was launched at Sanriku in September 1995, and flown for twelve hours at the average altitude of 38 km. We observed about 700 electrons over 10 GeV under 4 g cm-2 of average residual atmosphere.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1029-1032
ページ数4
ジャーナルAdvances in Space Research
21
発行部数7
出版物ステータスPublished - 1998
外部発表Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Murakami, H., Nishimura, J., Torii, S., Kasahara, K., Tamura, T., Tateyama, N., Yoshida, K., Yamagami, T., Ohta, S., Namiki, M., Kobayashi, T., Komori, Y., & Yuda, T. (1998). A balloon-borne electron telescope with scintillating fibers. Advances in Space Research, 21(7), 1029-1032.