S. A. Minnick

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The cosmic-ray energetics and mass (CREAM) investigation is designed to measure cosmic-ray composition to the supernova energy scale of 10 eV in a series of ultra long duration balloon (ULDB) flights. The first flight is planned to be launched from Antarctica in December 2004. The goal is to observe cosmic-ray spectral features and/or abundance changes that(More)
Previously, our laboratory demonstrated that naive long-sleep (LS) mice absorb ethanol faster than short-sleep (SS) mice when administered 6.0 g/kg ethanol intragastrically (IG). We also demonstrated that the removal of the adrenal glands results in decreased absorption in both lines of mouse. The present study was designed to assess whether acute(More)
We present a new measurement of the antiproton-to-proton abundance ratio, pbar/p, in the cosmic radiation. The HEAT-pbar instrument, a balloon borne magnet spectrometer with precise rigidity and multiple energy loss measurement capability, was flown successfully in Spring 2000, at an average atmospheric depth of 7.2 g/cm(2). A total of 71 antiprotons were(More)
The cosmic ray all-particle spectrum has a small steepening of its spectral slope, or ‘knee’, near 10 eV. Changes in the nuclear composition of cosmic rays may be associated with the knee and provide clues concerning the origin of the spectral change. An ultra-long duration balloon experiment, Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (CREAM), is being constructed to(More)
Ethanol was administered by intragastric (IG) injection and absorption was measured in long-sleep (LS) and short-sleep (SS) mice under various conditions that alter levels of adrenal steroids. In naive mice, LS mice absorbed ethanol more quickly than SS mice. Ethanol absorption was slower in both lines of mice after adrenalectomy (ADX). Short-term(More)
CREAM (Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass) is an experiment being constructed to study high-energy cosmic rays from 10 eV to over 5×10 eV using the new ultra long duration balloon (ULDB) capability under development by NASA. ULDB flights are designed to last from 60 to 100 days each. CREAM includes a sampling tungsten/scintillator calorimeter, a transition(More)
We present a new measurement of the cosmic-ray positron fraction at energies between 5 and 15 GeV with the balloon-borne HEAT-pbar instrument in the spring of 2000. The data presented here are compatible with our previous measurements, obtained with a different instrument. The combined data from the three HEAT flights indicate a small positron flux of(More)
The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) instrument flew on a high altitude balloon in Antarctica in 2004–2005 for a record breaking 42 days. An array of detectors was deployed to identify cosmic rays and measure their energies up to several hundred TeV. A major science goal is the measurement of secondary nuclei at high energy (produced by spallation(More)
The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) experiment is designed to investigate high energy (10 ~ 10 eV) cosmic rays over the elemental range from hydrogen to iron (1 ≤ Z ≤ 26), through a series of long balloon flights. Originally planned to be flown on the first of the new Ultra Long Duration Balloon (ULDB) being developed by NASA, the CREAM instrument(More)