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Measurement of Lithium and Beryllium cosmic-ray abundances by the PAMELA experiment
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2015 (English)In: Proceedings of Science, Proceedings of Science (PoS) , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
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The PAMELA experiment is collecting particles along a low Earth semi-polar orbit on board of Resurs-DK1 satellite since June 2006. The combined information of a silicon tracking system and a scintillator hodoscope provides redundant light-element identification capabilities, via multiple ionization energy-loss measurements. The instrument design is not optimized for nuclei detection, whose high ionization signal progressively saturates the detectors. However, Li and Be nuclei can still be identified by using the full set of information, which allows to efficiently select the two elements against the background of more abundant elements. The main issues of the analysis aiming to optimize the Li and Be selection are discussed in this paper. Preliminary results on the elemental abundances will be presented at the conference.

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Proceedings of Science (PoS) , 2015.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-194747ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84988719714OAI: diva2:1047282
34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2015, 30 July 2015 through 6 August 2015

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Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2016-11-17Bibliographically approved

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