Cosmic-ray beryllium isotope ratio measured by BESS-Polar II

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The Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer (BESS) has carried out precise observation of the low-energy cosmic rays. Using a tracking system (in a 0.8 T uniform magnetic field) with a rigidity resolution of ∼0.4% at 1 GV and a time-of-flight system with a time resolution of 120 ps, the BESS instrument enables us to distinguish isotope events. In December-January 2007-2008, BESS-Polar II achieved a 24.5-day observation during its balloon flight over Antarctica. By using 4.7 billion cosmic-ray event data obtained during the flight, rare 10Be events have been searched and analyzed. In this paper, we will report the analysis process of the beryllium isotope ratio measured by the BESS-Polar II.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2022
Event37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2021 - Virtual, Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 12 2021Jul 23 2021

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