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Future research in High Energy Cosmic Ray Physics concerns fundamental questions on their origin, acceleration mechanism, and composition. Unambiguous measurements of the energy spectra and of the composition of cosmic rays at the “knee” region could provide some of the answers to the above questions. Only ground based observations, which rely on sophisticated models describing high energy interactions in the earth׳s atmosphere, have been possible so far due to the extremely low particle rates at these energies.A calorimeter based space experiment can provide not only flux measurements but also energy spectra and particle identification, especially when coupled to a dE/dx measuring detector, and thus overcome some of the limitations plaguing ground based experiments. For this to be possible very large acceptances are needed if enough statistic is to be collected in a reasonable time. This …
Publication date: 
11 Jul 2016

O Adriani, A Agnesi, S Albergo, L Auditore, A Basti, E Berti, G Bigongiari, L Bonechi, S Bonechi, M Bongi, V Bonvicini, S Bottai, P Brogi, G Carotenuto, G Castellini, PW Cattaneo, D Cauz, M Chiari, N Daddi, S Detti, M Fasoli, N Finetti, A Gregorio, P Lenzi, P Maestro, PS Marrocchesi, M Miritello, N Mori, L Pacini, P Papini, G Pauletta, F Pirzio, GF Rappazzo, A Rappoldi, S Ricciarini, LG Santi, P Spillantini, O Starodubtsev, JE Suh, A Sulaj, A Tiberio, A Tricomi, A Trifiro, M Trimarchi, E Vannuccini, A Vedda, G Zampa, N Zampa, B Zerbo

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Volume: 824 Pages: 609-613
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment