Simulation study on high energy electron and gamma-ray detection with CALET

J. Chang, S. Torii, K. Kasahara, T. Tamura, K. Yoshida

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Abstract

High energy electron detection is very important to understand the cosmic ray origin, acceleration, and propagation. Until now only several electrons above 1 TeV have been observed. The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) will perform a direct measurement of electrons and gamma rays up to 10 TeV. Its advanced design employs both an imaging calorimeter (IMC) and a total absorption calorimeter (TASC). The proton rejection power for electrons is nearly 10 6 with the absorber thickness 36 r.l. By using the shower difference in development between electrons and hadrons, it is enough to observe electron up to 10 TeV with high precision. In this work, we present the Monte Carlo simulation results on high energy electron and gamma-ray detection with CALET.

Original languageEnglish
Pages273-276
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1
Event29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005 - Pune, India
Duration: 2005 Aug 32005 Aug 10

Conference

Conference29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005
CountryIndia
CityPune
Period05/8/305/8/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Chang, J., Torii, S., Kasahara, K., Tamura, T., & Yoshida, K. (2005). Simulation study on high energy electron and gamma-ray detection with CALET. 273-276. Paper presented at 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005, Pune, India.