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The direct detection of high-energy cosmic rays up to the PeV region is one of the major challenges for the next generation of space-borne cosmic-ray detectors. The physics performance will be primarily determined by their geometrical acceptance and energy resolution. CaloCube is a homogeneous calorimeter whose geometry allows an almost isotropic response, so as to detect particles arriving from every direction in space, thus maximizing the acceptance. A comparative study of different scintillating materials and mechanical structures has been performed by means of Monte Carlo simulation. The scintillation-Cherenkov dual read-out technique has been also considered and its benefit evaluated.
Publication date: 
1 Nov 2017

O Adriani, S Albergo, L Auditore, A Basti, E Berti, G Bigongiari, L Bonechi, S Bonechi, M Bongi, V Bonvicini, S Bottai, P Brogi, G Carotenuto, G Castellini, PW Cattaneo, N Daddi, R D’Alessandro, S Detti, N Finetti, A Italiano, P Lenzi, P Maestro, PS Marrocchesi, N Mori, G Orzan, M Olmi, L Pacini, P Papini, MG Pellegriti, A Rappoldi, S Ricciarini, A Sciuto, P Spillantini, O Starodubtsev, F Stolzi, JE Suh, A Sulaj, A Tiberio, A Tricomi, A Trifiro, M Trimarchi, E Vannuccini, G Zampa, N Zampa

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Volume: 96 Pages: 11-17
Astroparticle Physics