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Cosmic ray composition investigations using ICE/ISEE-3
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Author and Affiliation:
Wiedenbeck, Mark E.(Chicago Univ., Chicago, IL, United States)
Abstract: The analysis of data from the high energy cosmic experiment on ISEE-3 and associated modeling and interpretation activities are discussed. The ISEE-3 payload included two instruments capable of measuring the composition of heavy cosmic rays. The designs of these two instruments incorporated innovations which made it possible, for the first time, to measure isotopic as well as the chemical composition for a wide range of elements. As the result of the demonstrations by these two instruments of the capability to resolve individual cosmic ray isotopes, a new generation of detectors was developed using very similar designs, but having improved reliability and increased sensitive area. The composition measurements which were obtained from the ISEE-3 experiment are summarized.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1992
Document ID:
19930016052
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93N25241
Subject Category: SPACE RADIATION
Report/Patent Number: NASA-CR-192808, NAS 1.26:192808
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAG5-308
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Chicago Univ.; Chicago, IL, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; COSMIC RAYS; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES; HEAVY NUCLEI; INTERNATIONAL SUN EARTH EXPLORER 3; ISOTOPIC LABELING; TRAJECTORY MEASUREMENT
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