The CORAM Project (COsmic RAy Mission)

Coluccia, M.R. (2012) The CORAM Project (COsmic RAy Mission). Il nuovo cimento C, 35 (5). pp. 253-260. ISSN 1826-9885

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On the occasion of the forthcoming centenary of the cosmic ray radiation discovery, a group of researchers from Lecce Physics Department and INFN proposed to repeat an experiment similar to the one performed by Victor Hess in 1912 for outreach and educational purposes. Several High School students are involved in this activity, named CORAM (Cosmic RAy Mission), that provides the design, construction and test of a detector for the measurement of the cosmic ray flux as a function of the atmospheric altitude. The detector is made by scintillator layers readout by APDs (Avalanche Photo Diode) interposed with appropriate absorber layers and put into coincidence. The experiment will be hosted on an atmospheric balloon from the Italian space agency (ASI Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) that presumably will take off in the summer of 2012. The INFN encouraged and supported this outreach activity by funding the detector and Data Acquisition System (DAQ).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic rays ; Education ; General physics ; Laboratory experiments and apparatus
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2020 16:18

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