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The PAMELA space experiment: First year of operation
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 110, no 6, 062002Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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On the 15th of June 2006 the PAMELA experiment, mounted on the Resurs DK1 satellite, was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome and it has been collecting data since July 2006. PAMELA is a satellite-borne apparatus designed to study charged particles in the cosmic radiation, to investigate the nature of dark matter, measuring the cosmic-ray antiproton and positron spectra over the largest energy range ever achieved, and to search for antinuclei with unprecedented sensitivity. The apparatus comprises a time-of-flight system, a silicon-microstrip magnetic spectrometer, a silicon-tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter, an anticoincidence system, a shower tail catcher scintillator and a neutron detector. The combination of these devices allows charged particle identification over a wide energy range. © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2008. Vol. 110, no 6, 062002
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Charged particles, Cosmic rays, Cosmology, Anticoincidence systems, Charged particle identification, Cosmic ray antiprotons, Electromagnetic calorimeter, Magnetic spectrometers, Silicon micro-strip, Space experiments, Time of flight systems, High energy physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-196198DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/110/6/062002ISI: 000308008400182ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84977177464OAI: diva2:1046728
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