Calibration of the DAMPE Plastic Scintillator Detector and its on-orbit performance
Ding, Meng1,2; Zhang, Ya-Peng1; Zhang, Yong-Jie1; Wang, Yuan-Peng3,4; Dong, Tie-Kuang3; De Benedittis, Antonio5,6; Bernardini, Paolo5,6; Fang, Fang1; Li, Yao1,2; Liu, Jie1; Ma, Peng-Xiong3,4; Sun, Zhi-Yu1; Gallo, Valentina7; Vitillo, Stefania7; Wang, Zhao-Min8,9; Yu, Yu-Hong1; Yue, Chuan3,4; Yuan, Qiang3; Zhou, Yong1,2; Zhang, Yun-Long10
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Ya-Peng(
AbstractThe DArk Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) is a space-borne apparatus for detecting the high-energy cosmic-ray-like electrons, gamma-rays, protons and heavy ions. The Plastic Scintillator Detector (PSD) is the top-most sub-detector of the DAMPE. The PSD is designed to measure the charge of incident high-energy particles and it also serves as a veto detector for discriminating gamma-rays from charged particles. In this paper, a PSD on-orbit calibration procedure is described, which includes the five steps of pedestal, dynode correlation, response to minimum-ionizing particles, light attenuation function and energy reconstruction. A method for reconstructing the charge of incident high energy cosmic-ray particles is introduced. The detection efficiency of each PSD strip is verified to be above 99.5%; the total efficiency of the PSD for charged particles is above 99.99%.
Keywordcosmic ray instrumentation: DAMPE charge measurement plastic scintillator detector calibration
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WOS Research AreaAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS SubjectAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS IDWOS:000462485200017
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Corresponding AuthorZhang, Ya-Peng
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Modem Phys, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Purple Mt Observ, Key Lab Dark Matter & Space Astron, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
4.Univ Sci & Technol China, Sch Astron & Space Sci, Hefei 230026, Anhui, Peoples R China
5.Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Lecce, I-73100 Lecce, Italy
6.Univ Salento, Dipartimento Matemat & Fis E De Giorgi, I-73100 Lecce, Italy
7.Univ Geneva, Dept Nucl & Particle Phys, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
8.Gran Sasso Sci Inst, Via M Iacobucci 2, I-67100 Laquila, Italy
9.Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Lab Nazl Gran Sasso, I-67100 Laquila, Italy
10.Univ Sci & Technol China, Dept Modern Phys, Hefei 230026, Anhui, Peoples R China
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Ding, Meng,Zhang, Ya-Peng,Zhang, Yong-Jie,et al. Calibration of the DAMPE Plastic Scintillator Detector and its on-orbit performance[J]. RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS,2019,19(3):10.
APA Ding, Meng.,Zhang, Ya-Peng.,Zhang, Yong-Jie.,Wang, Yuan-Peng.,Dong, Tie-Kuang.,...&Zhang, Yun-Long.(2019).Calibration of the DAMPE Plastic Scintillator Detector and its on-orbit performance.RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS,19(3),10.
MLA Ding, Meng,et al."Calibration of the DAMPE Plastic Scintillator Detector and its on-orbit performance".RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS 19.3(2019):10.
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