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CHERCAM: A Cherenkov imager for the CREAM experiment

Abstract : The CREAM experiment (Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass) is dedicated to the measurement of the energy spectrum of nuclear elements in cosmic rays, over the range 10$^{12}$ to 10$^{15}$ eV. The individual elements separation, which is a key feature of CREAM, requires instruments with strong identification capabilities. A proximity focused type of Cherenkov imager, CHERCAM (CHERenkov CAMera), providing both a good signature of downgoing Z=1 particles and good single element separation through the whole range of nuclear charges [Buénerd et al. 28th ICRC, Tsukuba, OG 1.5, 2003, p. 2157], is under development. After a brief introduction, the main features and the construction status of the CHERCAM are being summarized.
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M. Mangin-Brinet, A. Barrau, R. Bazer-Bachi, O. Bourrion, J. Bouvier, et al.. CHERCAM: A Cherenkov imager for the CREAM experiment. 10th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors, May 2006, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy. Elsevier, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 572, pp.410-412, 2007, ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2006.10.314⟩. ⟨in2p3-00120124⟩



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