The Ultra Heavy Cosmic Ray Experiment (UHCRE), designed jointly by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and the ESTEC, from the European Space Agency, has recorded over 1500 relativistic ions with Z > 65 from galactic cosmic radiation in its solid state nuclear track detector arrays. This is the first statisticaly significant sample of such ions, as the UHCRE has been exposed to cosmic rays for almost 6 years on board the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF). The UHCRE results will allow, aplying the relevant propagation equations, to know the relative abundances of elements with Z > 65 in the cosmic ray sources and, consequently, to obtain some information about the nucleosynthesis processes leading to such elements, about the scenario of this synthesis, and about the propagation mechanisms and the age of cosmic radiation in the galaxy.
|Effective start/end date||20/05/93 → 31/12/96|
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