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Author Ambriola, M. L. ♦ Barbiellini, G. ♦ Bartalucci, S. ♦ Basini, G. ♦ Bellotti, R. ♦ Bergstroem, D. ♦ Bocciolini, M. ♦ Boezio, M. ♦ Bravar, U. ♦ Cafagna, F. ♦ Carlson, P. ♦ Casolino, M. ♦ Castellano, M. ♦ Stephens, S. A.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Study Cosmic Ray ♦ Balloon Borne Magnetic Spectrometer ♦ Different Atmospheric Depth ♦ Rigidity Measurement ♦ Detector Configuration ♦ Special Focus ♦ Drift Chamber ♦ Particle Identification ♦ Cosmic Ray Composition ♦ Cosmic Ray ♦ Superconducting Magnetic Spectrometer ♦ Wizard Collaboration ♦ First Time ♦ Science Objective ♦ Silicon Electromagnetic Calorimeter
Abstract CAPRICE98 is a superconducting magnetic spectrometer built by the WiZard collaboration. It was launched from Ft. Sumner (USA) on the 28th of May 1998. For the first time a gas rich imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector flew together with a silicon electromagnetic calorimeter. The detector configuration was completed by a time of flight for particle identification, and a set of three drift chambers for rigidity measurement. The science objectives are the study of antimatter in cosmic rays and the cosmic rays composition in the atmosphere with special focus on muons. The performance of the detector during the flight will be presented. 1
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