Simulation Status of the Top and Bottom Counting Detectors for the ISS-CREAM Experiment

Abstract : The Cosmic-Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) instrument for the International Space Station (ISS) is a detector for studying the origin, acceleration and propagation mechanism of high-energy cosmic rays. The ISS-CREAM instrument is scheduled to launch in 2017 to the ISS. The Top and Bottom Counting Detectors (TCD/BCD) are designed for studying electron and gamma-ray physics. The TCD/BCD are composed of a plastic scintillator and an array of photodiodes The active detection areas of the TCD/BCD are 500 500 mm2 and 600 600 mm2, respectively. The TCD/BCD were completed in 2015 and passed the environmental tests for safety in a space environment. After finishing these tests, the TCD/BCD were integrated with the payload. The TCD is located between the carbon target of the ISS-CREAM instrument and the calorimeter, and the BCD is located below the calorimeter. The TCD/BCD can distinguish between electrons and protons by using the different shapes between electromagnetic and hadronic showers in the highenergy region. We study the TCD/BCD performance in various energy ranges by using GEANT3 simulation data. Here, we present the status of the electron and proton separation study with the TCD/BCD simulation.
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35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2017), Jul 2017, Busan, South Korea. Proceedings of Science, ICRC207, pp.250, 2017, 〈http://icrc2017.org/〉
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S.C. Kang, Y. Amare, T. Anderson, D. Angelaszek, N. Anthony, et al.. Simulation Status of the Top and Bottom Counting Detectors for the ISS-CREAM Experiment . 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2017), Jul 2017, Busan, South Korea. Proceedings of Science, ICRC207, pp.250, 2017, 〈http://icrc2017.org/〉. 〈in2p3-01578722〉

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