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Identifying Galactic Cosmic Ray Origins with Super-TIGER

de Nolfo, G. A. and Binns, W. R. and Israel, M. H. and Christian, E. R. and Mitchell, J. W. and Hams, T. and Link, J. T. and Sasaki, M. and Labrador, A. W. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Stone, E. C. and Waddington, C. J. and Wiedenbeck, M. E. (2009) Identifying Galactic Cosmic Ray Origins with Super-TIGER. In: Proceedings of the 31st International Cosmic Ray Conference. , Lodz, Poland.

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Super-TIGER (Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder) is a new long-duration balloon-borne instrument designed to test and clarify an emerging model of cosmic-ray origins and models for atomic processes by which nuclei are selected for acceleration. A sensitive test of the origin of cosmic rays is the measurement of ultra heavy elemental abundances (Z 2". 30). Super-TIGER is a large-area (5 m2) instrument designed to measure the abundances of elements in the interval 30 :<; Z:<; 42 with individual-element resolution and high statistical precision, and make exploratory measurements through Z=60. It will also measure with high statistical accuracy the energy spectra of the more abundant elements in the interval 14 :<; Z :<; 30 at energies 0.8 :<; E:<; 10 GeV/nucleon. These spectra will give a sensitive test of the hypothesis that microquasars or other sources could superpose spectral features on the otherwise smooth energy spectra previously measured with less statistical accuracy. Super-TIGER builds on the heritage of the smaller TIGER, which produced the first well-resolved measurements of elemental abundances of the elements s1Ga, s2Ge, and 34Se. We present the Super-TIGER design, schedule, and progress to date, and discuss the relevance of UH measurements to cosmic-ray origins.

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de Nolfo, G. A.0000-0002-3677-074X
Binns, W. R.0000-0001-6110-3407
Israel, M. H.0000-0002-8104-208X
Christian, E. R.0000-0003-2134-3937
Labrador, A. W.0000-0001-9178-5349
Mewaldt, R. A.0000-0003-2178-9111
Stone, E. C.0000-0002-2010-5462
Wiedenbeck, M. E.0000-0002-2825-3128
Additional Information:Copyright University of Łódź. Department of High Energy Astrophysics, 2010 This reaearch is supported by NASA under Grant number Super-Tiger NNX09AC17G.
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