The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass instrument on the International Space Station (ISS-CREAM) aims to measure the energy spectra of cosmic ray (CR) nuclei from Z=1 to Z=26 with energies from 1012 eV to 1015 eV. The calorimeter (CAL) was designed to measure the energy of the CR particles. The ISS-CREAM on-orbit data provide evidence that the CAL may have either suffered from an efficiency problem or its absolute energy scale may be in need of calibration. As a result, a careful scrutiny of the absolute energy calibration of the CAL is required. We describe an approach to calibrate the energy scale using the on-orbit data of the boronated scintillator detector, which is independent of the CAL data and reduces potential bias. We discuss the issues revealed by the on-orbit data, demonstrate how this can be corrected using the boronated scintillator detector and present preliminary results.
|Proceedings of Science
|Published - Mar 18 2022
|37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2021 - Virtual, Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 12 2021 → Jul 23 2021
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