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PAMELA and electrons
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2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The 15th of June 2006, the PAMELA satellite-borne experiment was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome and it has been collecting data since July 2006. The apparatus comprises a time-of-flight system, a silicon-microstrip magnetic spectrometer, a silicon-tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter, an anticoincidence system, a shower tail counter scintillator and a neutron detector. The combination of these devices allows precision studies of the charged cosmic radiation to be conducted over a wide energy range (100 MeV-100's GeV) with high statistics. The measurement of the positron to electron fraction and of the electron energy spectrum in order to search for exotic sources, such as dark matter particle annihilations, are within the PAMELA primary scientific goal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 630, no 1, 28-35 p.
Series
Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research section a-accelerators spectrometers detectors and associated equipment, ISSN 0168-9002
Keyword [en]
PAMELA, Electrons, Positron fraction, Dark matter
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Subatomic Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31608DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.021ISI: 000287780800007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79951726997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31608DiVA: diva2:406253
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2nd Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics Rome, ITALY, MAY 13-15, 2009
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QC 20110325

Available from: 2011-03-25 Created: 2011-03-21 Last updated: 2016-05-18Bibliographically approved

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