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IMAX (Isotope Matter-Antimatter Experiment)

Mitchell, J. W. and Barbier, L. M. and Christian, E. R. and Golden, R. L. and Hof, M. and Labrador, A. W. and Menn, W. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Ormes, J. F. and Rasmussen, I. L. and Reimer, O. and Schindler, S. M. and Simon, M. and Stochaj, S. J. and Streitmatter, R. E. and Webber, W. R. (1993) IMAX (Isotope Matter-Antimatter Experiment). In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.1. World Scientific , Singapore, pp. 519-522.

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The Isotope Matter-Antimatter Experiment (IMAX), a balloon-borne magnetic rigidity spectrometer designed to measure the cosmic ray abundances and spectra of antiprotons, hydrogen isotopes, and helium isotopes, was successfully flown from Lynn lake, Manitoba, Canada on July 16-17, 1992. Duration at float was 16 hours at an average altitude of 36 km. About 1.4x10^6 events were recorded during ascent and over 3.4x10^6 events were recorded at float. In this paper, an overall description of the instrument and a preliminary evaluation of its performance are presented.

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Additional Information:© University of Calgary. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. The members of the IMAX collaboration offer our heartfelt thanks to the staff of the NMSU Particle Astrophysics Laboratory: Bob Hull, Barbara Kimball, and Roy Park, as well as to Don Righter and Steve Holder of GSFC, and to Glen Albritton of Caltech, for the many long hours and hard work spent preparing and flying the IMAX experiment. We also thank the National Scientific Balloon Facility flight crew, led by Robert Kubara, who were able to give us a successful flight under very trying conditions. This research was supported in the United States by NASA under RTOP 353-87-02 (GSFC) and grants NAGW-1919 (Caltech} and NAGW-1418 (NMSU/BBMF). It was supported in Germany by the DFG and the BMFT. The work of AWL was partially supported by the NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program.
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