A silicon-tungsten calorimeter has been developed to be flown in the WiZard/CAPRICE balloon borne experiment to measure the flux of antiprotons, positrons and light nuclei in the cosmic radiation. The calorimeter is composed of 8 x, y silicon sampling planes [active area (48 x 48) cm(2)] interleaved with 7 tungsten absorbers (7 radiation lengths); it provides the topology of the interacting events together with an independent measurement of the deposited energy. Details of the front-end electronics and of the read-out system are given and the overall performances during pre-flight ground operations are described as well.
|Titolo:||The WiZard CAPRICE silicon tungsten calorimeter|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|