61. Development of Radiation Monitors and Detectors for Cosmic Rays or These Secondary Particles in Space Environment and High Altitude
Yukio Uchihori, Hisashi Kitamura, Toshisuke Kashiwagi* and Kazunobu Fujitaka (* Kanagawa University)
Keywords: space radiation monitor, detector, cosmic rays, high altitude
A mobile radiation monitor with a silicon detector which was developed in a collaboration between Bulgaria Solar-Terrestrial Influences Laboratory and NIRS was calibrated with protons, light ions and heavy ion beams in the cyclotron and HIMAC facilities. The response function of the monitor was gotten with these calibrations. This mobile monitor was used to measure the radiation environment in airplanes at high altitude.
Artificial diamond detectors were developed in a collaboration between Kanagawa University and NIRS. The diamond detector attracts notice because of its equivalency with human tissue. Its energy resolution corresponded to that of silicon detectors.
Dachev, Ts., Tomov, B., Matviichuk, Yu., Dimitrov, Pl., Lemaire, J., Gregoire, Gh., Cyamukungu, M., Schmitz, H., Fujitaka, K., Uchihori, Y., Kitamura, H., Reitz, G., Beaujean, R., Petrov, V., Shurshakov, V., Benghin, V.: Adv. Space Res., in press.
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