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Given the good performances in terms of geometrical acceptance and energy resolution, calorimeters are the best suited detectors to measure high energy cosmic rays directly in space. However, in order to exploit this potential, the design of calorimeters must be carefully optimized to take into account all limitations related to space missions, due mainly to the mass of the experimental apparatus. CaloCube is a three years R&D project, approved and financed by INFN in 2014, aiming to optimize the design of a space-borne calorimeter by the use of a cubic, homogeneous and isotropic geometry. In order to maximize detector performances with respect to the total mass of the apparatus, comparative studies on different scintillating materials, different sizes of crystals and different spacings among them have been performed making use of Monte Carlo simulations. In parallel to this activity, several prototypes …
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Publication date: 
1 Jan 2019

E Berti, O Adriani, S Albergo, G Ambrosi, L Auditore, A Basti, G Bigongiari, L Bonechi, S Bonechi, M Bongi, V Bonvicini, S Bottai, P Brogi, G Cappello, PW Cattaneo, RD Alessandro, S Detti, M Duranti, M Fasoli, N Finetti, V Formato, M Ionica, A Italiano, P Lenzi, P Maestro, PS Marrocchesi, N Mori, G Orzan, M Olmi, L Pacini, P Papini, A Rappoldi, S Ricciarini, A Sciuto, G Silvestre, O Starodubtsev, F Stolzi, JE Suh, A Sulaj, A Tiberio, A Tricomi, A Trifirò, M Trimarchi, E Vannuccini, A Vedda, G Zampa, N Zampa

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Volume: 1162 Issue: 1 Pages: 012042
Journal of Physics: Conference Series