Scientific article

A study of the dimensional stability of the AMS silicon tracker

Publication date2003

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is designed as an independent module for installation on the International Space Station (ISS) for an operational period of 3 years. The AMS is the first cosmic ray spectrometer equipped with a large area silicon tracker . A preliminary version of the detector was flown on the NASA space shuttle Discovery during June 2–12, 1998. Results for the dimensional stability of the silicon tracker planes based on the flight data, and the metrology data recorded before and after the flight, are presented.

  • Charged particle spectrometers
  • Tracking and position-sensitive detectors
  • Cosmic ray detectors
Citation (ISO format)
BURGER, Willemina Johanna et al. A study of the dimensional stability of the AMS silicon tracker. In: Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 2003, vol. 512, n° 3, p. 517–538. doi: 10.1016/S0168-9002(03)01866-7
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ISSN of the journal0168-9002

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