High-energy Antimatter Telescope (HEAT): basic design and performance

  title={High-energy Antimatter Telescope (HEAT): basic design and performance},
  author={St{\'e}phane Coutu and Steven W. Barwick and Amitava Bhattacharyya and James J. Beatty and Charles R. Bower and Christopher James Chaput and G. A. de Nolfo and Don Ellithorpe and David Ficenec and Johannes Knapp and D. M. Lowder and Steven M. McKee and Dietrich Mueller and James A. Musser and Scott Lowry Nutter and Erika Schneider and Simon P. Swordy and Kam Ki Tang and Gregory G. Tarl{\'e} and Andrew David Tomasch and E. B. Torbet},
  booktitle={Optics \& Photonics},
The high-energy antimatter telescope (HEAT) instrument has been flown successfully by high-altitude balloon in 1994 and 1995, in a configuration optimized for the detection and identification of cosmic-ray electrons and positrons at energies from about 1 GeV up to 50 GeV and beyond. It consists of a two-coil superconducting magnet and a precision drift-tube tracking hodoscope, complemented with a time-of-flight system, a transition radiation detector and an electromagnetic shower counter. We… 


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