Extended measurement of the proton spectrum with CALET on the International Space Station

CALET Collaboration

研究成果: Conference article査読


The Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is pursuing the direct measurement of the main components of high energy cosmic rays up to ∼ 1 PeV in order to understand the cosmic ray acceleration and propagation. The detector consisting of a charge detector, an imaging calorimeter, and a total absorption calorimeter, is located on the International Space Station. The thickness of the calorimeter corresponds to 30 radiation lengths and to ∼ 1.3 proton interaction lengths. We have taken data for more than five years so far: data taking has started in October 2015 and continues stably without any serious troubles. We present the latest result of proton spectrum analysis in the energy region from 30 GeV to 60 TeV with a fiducial geometrical factor of ∼ 510 cm2 sr and proton energy resolution is 30-40%. The residual background is less than 10% in the E < 10 TeV region. Compared to our previous result published in Physical Review Letters in 2019, more than two years of additional data have been analyzed. Spectral hardening around 500 GeV is confirmed with higher statistics. We report our preliminary observation of a proton spectral softening around 10 TeV.

ジャーナルProceedings of Science
出版ステータスPublished - 2022 3月 18
イベント37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2021 - Virtual, Berlin, Germany
継続期間: 2021 7月 122021 7月 23

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