Measurements of primary and atmospheric cosmic-ray spectra with the BESS-TeV spectrometer

S. Haino, T. Sanuki, K. Abe, K. Anraku, Y. Asaoka, H. Fuke, M. Imori, A. Itasaki, T. Maeno, Y. Makida, S. Matsuda, N. Matsui, H. Matsumoto, J. W. Mitchell, A. A. Moiseev, J. Nishimura, M. Nozaki, S. Orito, J. F. Ormes, M. SasakiE. S. Seo, Y. Shikaze, R. E. Streitmatter, J. Suzuki, Y. Takasugi, K. Tanaka, K. Tanizaki, T. Yamagami, A. Yamamoto, Y. Yamamoto, K. Yamato, T. Yoshida, K. Yoshimura

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Abstract

Primary and atmospheric cosmic-ray spectra were precisely measured with the BESS-TeV spectrometer. The spectrometer was upgraded from BESS-98 to achieve seven times higher resolution in momentum measurement. We report absolute fluxes of primary protons and helium nuclei in the energy ranges, 1-540 GeV and 1-250 GeV/n, respectively, and absolute flux of atmospheric muons in the momentum range 0.6-400 GeV/c.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-46
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume594
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 29
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 29.30.Aj
  • 95.85.Ry
  • 96.40.De
  • 96.40.Tv
  • Atmospheric muon
  • Atmospheric neutrino
  • Cosmic-ray helium
  • Cosmic-ray proton
  • Superconducting spectrometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Haino, S., Sanuki, T., Abe, K., Anraku, K., Asaoka, Y., Fuke, H., Imori, M., Itasaki, A., Maeno, T., Makida, Y., Matsuda, S., Matsui, N., Matsumoto, H., Mitchell, J. W., Moiseev, A. A., Nishimura, J., Nozaki, M., Orito, S., Ormes, J. F., ... Yoshimura, K. (2004). Measurements of primary and atmospheric cosmic-ray spectra with the BESS-TeV spectrometer. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 594(1-2), 35-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2004.05.019