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Preliminary SuperTIGER Abundances of Galactic Cosmic-Rays for the Charge Interval Z=41-56 and Prospects for SuperTIGER-2

Walsh, N. E. and Binns, W. R. and Israel, M. H. and Murphy, R. P. and Rauch, B. F. and Ward, J. E. and Brandt, T. J. and Link, J. T. and Mitchell, J. W. and Hams, T. and Sakai, K. and Sasaki, M. and Labrador, A. W. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Stone, E. C. and Wiedenbeck, M. E. and Waddington, C. J. (2017) Preliminary SuperTIGER Abundances of Galactic Cosmic-Rays for the Charge Interval Z=41-56 and Prospects for SuperTIGER-2. In: 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017). Proceedings of Science. No.301. SISSA , Trieste, Italy, Art. No. 201.

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The SuperTIGER (Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder) instrument was launched from Williams Field, Antarctica on December 8, 2012 and flew for 55 days at a mean altitude of 125,000 feet on a long-duration balloon flight. SuperTIGER measured the relative abundances of Galactic cosmic-ray nuclei with high statistical precision and well resolved individual element peaks in the charge range Z=10-40. In addition, SuperTIGER made exploratory measurements of the relative abundances up to Z=56. Although the statistics are low for charges greater than Z=40, we will show how the relative abundances of charges Z=40-56 compare to those reported by HEAO3. A second flight, SuperTIGER-II, is planned for December 2017. As SuperTIGER-II will fly during solar minimum, we estimate a ~50% increase in the particles collected per unit time as compared to SuperTIGER-I. With the combined data sets of SuperTIGER-I and II we will improve statistics in the Z=30-40 range and measure individual elemental abundances up to Z=56.

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Israel, M. H.0000-0002-8104-208X
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