A 3-dimensional electromagnetic shower characterization and its application to AMS-02 pointing capability

FOR THE AMS-02 ECAL COLLABORATION

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Abstract

The electromagnetic calorimeter of the AMS-02 experiment is a 3-dimensional sampling calorimeter, made of lead and scintillating fibers. Taking advantage of the fine granularity of the detector, several methods to characterize the electromagnetic shower development have been established, using the information on the lateral and longitudinal shower shape. The reconstruction of the shower axis impacts the identification of leptons and the rejection of protons as well as the identification of the arrival direction of the incoming particles, that is crucial for photon physics. The shower characterization technique and three methods to reconstruct the shower axis will be described, and their performance shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
StatePublished - 2013
Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2 Jul 20139 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
Volume2013-October

Conference

Conference33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period2/07/139/07/13

Keywords

  • Cosmic rays
  • Electromagnetic calorimeter
  • Gamma-rays

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