May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

Study of the performances of the DAMPE silicon-tungsten tracker after five years of mission

May 27, 2021, 5:30 AM
Parallel session talk Experiments: Trackers Experiments: Trackers


Mr Enrico Catanzani (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT))


DAMPE (Dark Matter Particle Explorer) is a satellite-based experiment launched in December 2015 and smoothly taking data after five years of mission. The Silicon-Tungsten Tracker (STK) is characterized by 6 double layers of silicon microstrip detectors, ensuring a total detection area of $\sim$ 7 $m^2$ and three tungsten plates of 1 mm tick placed in the mechanical support structure aimed to the photon conversion in $e^++e-$ pairs. The STK has a double role: precise reconstruction of the track of both charged particles and photons with a resolution better than 70 $\mu m$, identification of the charge of the incoming cosmic rays. The STK permits to improve the particle identificaction together with the increase of the background rejection power in case of single-species studies. The STK performances are excellent after five years of continuous operation in space: in this contribution the STK in-orbit calibration and performances during the whole DAMPE mission will be presented.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? No, this is an entirely new submission.

Primary authors

Dr Chiara Perrina (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Dr Maria Ionica (INFN Perugia) Giovanni Ambrosi (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Mr Enrico Catanzani (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Philipp Azzarello (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Andrii Tykhonov (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Xin Wu (Universite de Geneve (CH))

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