On detecting strange quark matter with GLAST-LAT
2007 (English)In: First GLAST Symposium / [ed] Ritz, S; Michelson, P; Meegan, C, 2007, Vol. 921, 518-519 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Strange Quark Matter is a proposed state of hadronic matter consisting of up, down and strange quarks. If this state is stable as proposed by various phenomenological models, there will most likely be an experimentally accessible component of strange quark matter particles (strangelets) in the cosmic ray flux. In GLAST the prime signature would be a A particle produced in hadronic interaction of the strangelet in the tracker, decaying into a proton and pion with relatively large opening angle, In this contribution we discuss the possibility for the GLAST-LAT to measure these events and separate them from background.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 921, 518-519 p.
, AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X ; 921
GLAST, LAT, new physics, strange quark matter
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39636DOI: 10.1063/1.2757430ISI: 000248569700176ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78649792407ISBN: 978-0-7354-0431-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-39636DiVA: diva2:440489
1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST; Stanford, CA; 5 February 2007 through 8 February 2007