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Initial Results from the Caltech/DSRI Balloon-Borne Isotope Experiment

Schindler, S. M. and Buffington, A. and Christian, E. C. and Grove, J. E. and Lau, K. H. and Stone, E. C. (1985) Initial Results from the Caltech/DSRI Balloon-Borne Isotope Experiment. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.2. Goddard Space Flight Center , Green Belt, MD, pp. 103-106.

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The Caltech/DSRI balloonborne High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope (HEIST) was flown successfully from Palestine, Texas on 14 May, 1984. The experiment was designed to measure cosmic ray isotopic abundances from neon through iron, with incident particle energies from ~1.5 to 2.2 GeV/nucleon depending on the element. During ~38 hours at float altitude, > 10^5 events were recorded with Z ≥ 6 and incident energies ≳ 1.5 GeV/nucleon. We present results from the ongoing data analysis associated with both the preflight Bevalac calibration and the flight data.

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Additional Information:© 1985 NASA/STI. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. This work was partially supported by NASA, under grant NGR 05-006-160.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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NASANGR 05-006-160
Subject Keywords:Abundance, Balloon Sounding, Cerenkov Radiation, Cosmic Rays, Isotopes, Balloon-Borne Instruments, Calibrating, Cerenkov Counters, Resolution, Spectroscopic Analysis, Spectroscopic Telescopes
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