Scientific article

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

ContributorsAMS-01 Collaboration
Publication date2005

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.

  • Cosmic rays
  • Spallation
  • AMS
  • Mir
  • Space shuttle
Citation (ISO format)
AMS-01 Collaboration. A study of cosmic ray secondaries induced by the <em>Mir</em> space station using AMS-01. In: Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section B, Beam interactions with materials and atoms, 2005, vol. 234, n° 3, p. 321–332. doi: 10.1016/j.nimb.2005.01.015
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