24-28 February 2020
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

Beam test characterization of a Plastic Scintillator Prototype for the space-based cosmic ray experiment HERD

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Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics

Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics

11, akademika Lavrentieva prospect, Novosibirsk, Russia
Board: 65
Poster Instrumentation for Astroparticle and Neutrino physics


Prof. Paolo Walter Cattaneo (INFN Pavia)


The High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detector (HERD) detector is planned to go onboard Chinas Space Station, planned to be operational starting in around 2025 for about 10 years. The main scientific objectives of HERD are the search for signals of dark matter annihilation products, precise cosmic electron/positron spectrum and measurements of anisotropy up to 10 TeV, precise cosmic ray spectrum and composition measurements up to the knee energy (1 PeV), and high energy $\gamma$-ray monitoring and survey. HERD consists of a 3-D cubic crystals calorimeter (CALO) surrounded by microstrip silicon trackers (STKs) and scintillating fiber trackers (FIT) and by a Plastic Scintillator Detector (PSD) for $\gamma$-ray veto and ion charge measurement. A PSD prototype consisting of a scintillator tile readout by two arrays of SiPMs on opposite sides has been tested with proton and C ion beam at the CNAO (Centro Nazionale Adroterapia Oncologica) in Pavia (Italy). Preliminary results on charge and time resolution are presented.


The preliminary results on beam test at CNAO of a prototype of the PSD detector for HERD are presented.

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Prof. Paolo Walter Cattaneo (INFN Pavia)

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