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A database of charged cosmic rays

Abstract : This paper gives a description of a new on-line database and associated on-line tools (data selection, data export, plots, etc.) for charged cosmic-ray measurements. The experimental setups (type, flight dates, techniques) from which the data originate are included in the database, along with the references to all relevant publications. The database relies on the MySQL5 engine. The web pages and queries are based on PHP, AJAX and the jquery, jquery.cluetip, jquery-ui, and table-sorter third-party libraries. In this first release, we restrict ourselves to Galactic cosmic rays with Z<=30 and a kinetic energy per nucleon up to a few tens of TeV/n. This corresponds to more than 200 different sub-experiments (i.e., different experiments, or data from the same experiment flying at different times) in as many publications. We set up a cosmic-ray database and provide tools to sort and visualise the data. New data can be submitted, providing the community with a collaborative tool to archive past and future cosmic-ray measurements. Any help/ideas to further expand and/or complement the database is welcome (please contact
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D. Maurin, F. Melot, Richard Taillet. A database of charged cosmic rays. Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2014, 569, pp.A32. ⟨10.1051/0004-6361/201321344⟩. ⟨in2p3-00830327⟩



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