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ECCO: Th/U/Pu/Cm Dating of Galactic Cosmic Ray Nuclei

Westphal, A. J. and Weaver, B. A. and Solarz, M. and Dominguez, G. and Craig, N. and Adams, J. H., Jr. and Barbier, L. M. and Christian, E. R. and Mitchell, J. W. and Binns, W. R. and Israel, M. H. and Cummings, J. R. and Leske, R. A. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Schindler, S. M. and Stone, E. C. and Wiedenbeck, M. E. and Doke, T. and Hasebe, N. and Hayashi, T. and Ogura, K. and Tarle, G. and Tomasch, A. and Schubnell, N. and Tawara, H. and Waddington, C. J. and Yasuda, N. (2001) ECCO: Th/U/Pu/Cm Dating of Galactic Cosmic Ray Nuclei. In: Proceedings of the 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.6. Copernicus Systems and Technology GmbH , Berlin, Germany, pp. 2235-2239. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150302-133128195

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Abstract

The ECCO instrument is one of two instruments which comprise the HNX mission. The principal goal of ECCO (the Extremely-heavy Cosmic-ray Composition Observer) is to measure the age of galactic cosmic ray nuclei using the actinides (Th, U, Pu, Cm) as clocks. As a bonus, ECCO will search with unprecedented sensitivity for longlived elements in the superheavy island of stability. ECCO is an enormous array (23 m2 ) of BP-1 glass track-etch detectors, and is based on the successful flight heritage of the Trek detector which was deployed externally on Mir. We present a description of the instrument, estimates of expected performance, and recent calibrations which demonstrate that the actinides can be resolved from each other with good charge resolution.


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