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Comment: Proceedings of the 27th ICRC, Hamburg (Germany) 2001. 4 pages + 9 figures
We have continued the testing of dimethyl ether as a drift-chamber gas in order to improve the understanding of its properties. In particular, we report on measurement accuracy, on systematic effects, and some preliminary data on the ageing of a detector filled with dimethyl ether.
Comment: 5 pages, 4 figures. Presented at the 7th Int. Conf. on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, Villa Olmo, Como (Italy), 15-19 October 2001
Comment: 5 pages, 4 figures. Proc. of 7th Int. Conf. on Adv. Tech. and Part. Phys., 15-19 October 2001,Como (Italy)
Comment: 6 pages, 7 figures. Talk given at the ``First International Conference on Particle and Fundamental Physics in Space'', La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 14 -- 19 May 2002. To be published by Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplement. Sep. 13, 2002: added "Conclusion" section
[[abstract]]The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a high energy particle physics experiment that will study cosmic rays in the ∼100 MeV to 1 TeV range and will be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for at least 3 years. A first version of AMS-02, AMS-01, flew aboard the space shuttle Discovery from June 2 to June 12, 1998, and collected 108 cosmic ray triggers. Part of the Mir space station was within the AMS-01 field of view during the four day Mir docking phase of this flight. We have reconstructed an image of this part of the Mir space station using secondary π- and μ- emissions from primary cosmic rays interacting with Mir. This is the first time this reconstruction was performed in AMS-01, and it is important for understanding potential backgrounds during the 3 year AMS-02 mission.
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