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

  title={High-energy Antimatter Telescope (HEAT): basic design and performance},
  author={S. Coutu and S. Barwick and A. Bhattacharyya and J. Beatty and C. Bower and C. Chaput and G. De Nolfo and D. Ellithorpe and D. Ficenec and J. Knapp and D. M. Lowder and S. McKee and D. Mueller and J. Musser and S. Nutter and E. Schneider and S. Swordy and K. K. Tang and G. Tarle and A. Tomasch and E. Torbet},
  booktitle={Optics & Photonics},
  • S. Coutu, S. Barwick, +18 authors E. Torbet
  • Published in Optics & Photonics 1996
  • Physics, Engineering
  • 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… CONTINUE READING