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Solar modulation of galactic cosmic ray electrons and positrons over the 23rd solar minimum with 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 satellite-borne PAMELA experiment has been continuously collecting data since 15th June 2006, when it was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome to detect the charged component of cosmic rays over a wide energy range and with unprecedented statistics. The apparatus design is particularly suited for particle and antiparticle identification. The PAMELA experiment has measured the time variation of electron and positron spectrum at Earth in great detail, extending the measurement down to 70 MeV and 200 MeV respectively. The spectra have been evaluated with data collected from July 2006 to December 2009, i.e. during the A<0 solar minimum of solar cycle 23, over six-months intervals. These spectra provide important information for the study of CR propagation inside the heliosphere and the investigation of the charge-dependent solar modulation.

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Proceedings of Science (PoS) , 2015.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-194734ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84988695231OAI: diva2:1047453
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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