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

CollaborationWith : Ambrosi, Giovanni / Azzarello, Philipp / Bene, Pierre / Bourquin, Maurice / Cortina Gil, Eduardo / Cristinziani, Markus / Emonet, Pascal Philippe / Leluc, Catherine / Perrin, Eric / Pohl, Martin / Produit, Nicolas / Rapin, Divic Jean / Ribordy, Mathieu / Richeux, Jean-Pierre / Vite, Davide
Published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. B. 2005, vol. 234, no. 3, p. 321-332
Abstract The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a high energy particle physics experiment that will study cosmic rays in the ∼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 π− and μ− 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.
Keywords Cosmic raysSpallationAMSMirSpace shuttle
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AMS-01 COLLABORATION. A study of cosmic ray secondaries induced by the Mir space station using AMS-01. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. B, 2005, vol. 234, n° 3, p. 321-332. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:42211

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