GEANT4-based model of the CREAM timing charge scintillation detector

S. A.I. Mognet, H. S. Ahn, P. S. Allison, M. G. Bagliesi, J. J. Beatty, G. Bigongiari, P. J. Boyle, T. J. Brandt, J. T. Childers, N. B. Conklin, S. Coutu, M. A. Duvernois, O. Ganel, J. H. Han, H. J. Hyun, J. A. Jeon, K. C. Kim, J. K. Lee, M. H. Lee, L. LutzP. Maestro, A. Malinin, P. S. Marrocchesi, S. A. Minnick, S. Nam, S. L. Nutter, I. H. Park, N. H. Park, E. S. Seo, R. Sina, S. P. Swordy, S. P. Wakely, J. Wu, J. Yang, Y. S. Yoon, R. Zei, S. Y. Zinn

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The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) instrument is a balloon-borne detector designed to measure the cosmic-ray spectrum in the 1-1000TeV energy range, with good charge resolution from protons to iron (Z = 1 to 26). The CREAM instrument has had two successful flights, both from McMurdo Station, Antarctica in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 Antarctic summer campaigns, with a combined flight duration of approximately 70 days. The CREAM-I instrument consisted of a fast scintillationbased Timing Charge Detector (TCD), a Transition Radiation Detector and a sampling calorimeter. Here we describe a GEANT4-based model for a CREAM TCD scintillation counter, used in characterizing the charge and timing response of the counters to various incident particles. The model incorporates all counter components, including the scintillator, light guides and an approximation of the photomultiplier tube (PMT) readout. We compare the simulated output results to actual event signals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: Jul 3 2007Jul 11 2007


Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CityMerida, Yucatan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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