THE ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF HIGH-ENERGY COSMIC RAYS: MEASUREMENTS WITH TRACER

@article{Boyle2008THEEC,
  title={THE ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF HIGH-ENERGY COSMIC RAYS: MEASUREMENTS WITH TRACER},
  author={P. J. Boyle},
  journal={Modern Physics Letters A},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={2031-2045}
}
  • P. Boyle
  • Published 20 August 2008
  • Physics
  • Modern Physics Letters A
TRACER ("Transition Radiation Array for Cosmic Energetic Radiation") is a balloon borne instrument that has been developed to directly measure the composition and energy spectra of individual heavy elements up to 1015 eV particle-1. TRACER achieves a large geometric factor (5 m2 sr) through the use of a Transition Radiation Detector utilizing arrays of single wire proportional tubes. TRACER has measured the energy spectra of the elements O, Ne, Mg, Si, S, Ar, Ca and Fe. The energy spectra reach… 
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