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Measuring the galactic cosmic ray flux with the LISA pathfinder radiation monitor

Author
Armano, M.; Audley, H.; Baird, J.; Ramos, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Astroparticle physics
Date of publication
2018-01-31
Volume
98
First page
28
Last page
37
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2018.01.006 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/117149 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927650517303250 Open in new window
Abstract
Test mass charging caused by cosmic rays will be a significant source of acceleration noise for space-based gravitational wave detectors like LISA. Operating between December 2015 and July 2017, the technology demonstration mission LISA Pathfinder included a bespoke monitor to help characterise the relationship between test mass charging and the local radiation environment. The radiation monitor made in situ measurements of the cosmic ray flux while also providing information about its energy sp...
Citation
Armano, M., Audley, H., Baird, J., Ramos, J. Measuring the galactic cosmic ray flux with the LISA Pathfinder radiation monitor. "Astroparticle physics", 31 Gener 2018, vol. 98, p. 28-37.
Keywords
Charging, GCR, GEANT4, LISA, Pathfinder, Radiation Monitor
Group of research
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
GCEM - Electromagnetic Compatibility Group

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