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Volume 136, 2017RICAP16, 6th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics
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|Published online||23 March 2017|
CaloCube: a novel calorimeter for high-energy cosmic rays in space
1 INFN Pavia, Via Bassi 6, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
2 University of Florence, Department of Physics and Astronomy, via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
3 INFN Firenze, via B. Rossi 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
4 University of Pavia, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’ Informazione, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
5 University of Catania, Department of Physics and Astronomy, via S. Sofia 64, I-95123 Catania, Italy
6 INFN Catania, via S. Sofia 64, I-95123 Catania, Italy
7 University of Messina, Dipartimento di Scienze MIFT, viale F. Stagno d’ Alcontres, I-98166 Messina, Italy
8 INFN Messina, c. da Papardo, sal. Sperone 31, I-98166 S. Agata, Messina, Italy
9 University of Siena, Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment, I-53100 Siena, Italy
10 INFN Pisa, via F. Buonarroti 2, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
11 INFN Trieste, via Valerio 2, I-34127 Trieste, Italy
12 Institute of Polymer, Composites and Biomaterials (CNR), piazzale E. Fermi 1, I-80055 Portici (Napoli), Italy
13 IFAC (CNR), via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
14 University of Milano Bicocca, Department of Materials Science, via Cozzi 55, I-20125 Milano, Italy
15 INFN Milano Bicocca, piazza della Scienza 3, I-20126 Milano, Italy
16 University of L’Aquila, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e Chimiche, Coppito, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italy
17 MATIS (CNR), via S. Sofia 64, I-95123 Catania, Italy
Published online: 23 March 2017
CaloCube is an R&D project borne to develop a novel calorimeter design, optimized for high-energy cosmic ray measurements in space. A small prototype made of CsI(Tl) elements has been built and tested on particle beams. A final version, made of 5×5×18 crystals and with dual readout (two photodiodes for each crystal), to cover the full required dynamic range, is under construction and will be tested at CERN SPS in Summer 2016. The dual readout compensation technique were developed and the feasibility to extract Čerenkov signals from CsI crystals verified.
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