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A photo-detector for UHECR observation from space

Abstract : It is most likely that the next generation of experiments for the study of the Ultra High-Energy Cosmic Radiation (UHECR), that is cosmic particles reaching the Earth with energies in excess of 10$^{19}$ eV, will consist of space-based experiments. The observation from space of the Extensive Atmospheric Showers (EAS) produced by UHECR is a big challenge, because the faint signal must be extracted from a large background by an experimental apparatus operating in space. The requirements for the photo-detector for such a kind of space missions will be briefly discussed and the solutions adopted for the design of the photo-detector of the EUSO experiment will be presented.
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M. Ameri, G. Bosson, O. Bourrion, F. Cadoux, S. Cuneo, et al.. A photo-detector for UHECR observation from space. 4th International Conference on New Developments in Photodetection, Jun 2005, Beaune, France. pp.107-109, ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2006.05.062⟩. ⟨in2p3-00025414⟩



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