The AMS-01 Aerogel Threshold Cherenkov counter

Citation
D. Barancourt et al., The AMS-01 Aerogel Threshold Cherenkov counter, NUCL INST A, 465(2-3), 2001, pp. 306-317
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
465
Issue
2-3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
306 - 317
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010611)465:2-3<306:TAATCC>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in a precursor version (AMS-01), was flown in June 1998 on a 51.6 degrees orbit and at altitudes ranging between 320 a nd 390 km, on board of the space shuttle Discovery (flight STS-91). AMS-01 included an Aerogel Threshold Cherenkov counter (ATC) to separate (p) over bar from e and e(+) from p, for momenta below 3.5 GeV/c. This paper present s a description of the ATC counter and reports on its: performances during the night STS-91. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.