タムラ タダヒサ   Tamura Tadahisa
  田村 忠久
   所属   神奈川大学  工学部 物理学教室
    神奈川大学大学院  工学研究科 工学専攻(応用物理学領域)
   職種   教授
言語種別 日本語
発行・発表の年月 2006/09
形態種別 学術雑誌
査読 査読あり
標題 Study of >100 GeV electrons with BETS detector using a long duration balloon flight in Antarctica
執筆形態 共著
掲載誌名 Advances in Space Research
巻・号・頁 37(11),2095-2102頁
著者・共著者 S. Torii, K. Yoshida, T. Tamura, H. Kitamura, T. Yamagami, N. Tateyama, K. Anraku, T. Yamashita, J. Chang, J. Nishimura, Y. Saito, S. Ohta, M. Namiki, Y. Matsuzaka, I. Iijima, H. Yamagishi, A. Kadokura, K. Kasahara, S. Ogawa, M. Fujii, Y. Tasaki, H. Kaiho, M. Shibata, Y. Katayose, T. Inoue, K. Mizutani, Y. Hirai, H. Murakami, T. Kobayashi, Y. Komori and T. Yuda
概要 南極周回気球(PPB)を利用した宇宙線観測装置BETSによって、13日間の長期間気球観測を行った。約5700の100GeV以上の高エネルギー事象のデータを取得した。このうち宇宙線電子候補は100事象ほどと期待される。
We have observed cosmic-ray electrons from 10 to 1000 GeV by a long duration balloon flight using Polar Patrol Balloon (PPB) in Antarctica. The observation was carried out for 13 days at an altitude of 35 km in January 2004. The detector is an imaging calorimeter composed of scintillating-fiber belts and plastic scintillators inserted between lead plates. The geometrical factor of detector is about 600 cm2sr and the total thickness of lead absorber is 9 radiation lengths. The performance of the detector has been confirmed by the CERN-SPS beam test and also investigated by Monte-Carlo simulations. New telemetry system using a commercial satellite of iridium, power supply by solar batteries, and automatic level control using CPU have successfully been developed and operated during the flight. We have collected 5.7 × 103 events over 100 GeV including nearly 100 candidates of primary electrons.