Feb 21 – 25, 2022
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

The AMS-100 experiment: The next generation magnetic spectrometer in space

Feb 21, 2022, 12:20 PM
20m
Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien
Live Presentation Astroparticle Detectors Astroparticle Detectors

Speakers

Thomas Kirn (Rheinisch Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Thorsten Siedenburg (Rheinisch Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))

Description

The next generation magnetic spectrometer in space, AMS-100, is designed with a geometrical acceptance of 100~m²sr for a ten year operation at Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2.
The purpose of AMS-100 is to improve the sensitivity for the observation of new phenomena in cosmic rays by at least a factor of 1000.

The AMS-100 detector consists of a high temperature superconducting solenoid, an electromagnetic calorimeter, a tracking system made out of silicon and scintillating fiber modules, a time of flight system based on
plastic scintillators readout by siliconphotomultipliers.

We will present the AMS-100 detector design and its astrophysics potential.
A test coil with a length of 15 cm and a diameter of 12 cm made out of
8 layers HTS tape will be shown. Measurements of the magnetic field, the
critical current and the structural behaviour will be discussed.
Time resolution measurements with a ToF-prototype in the temperature range of +30°C to -40°C will be presented.
The first produced 12-layer fiber mat made out of 125µm thick scintillating fibers and the quality control measurements will be shown.

Primary experiment AMS-100

Primary authors

Thomas Kirn (Rheinisch Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Thorsten Siedenburg (Rheinisch Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))

Presentation materials