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Trapped protons in SAA measured by the PAMELA experiment
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2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011, Institute of High Energy Physics , 2011, Vol. 6, 82-85 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

An accurate measurement of under cutoff proton fluxes in the energy range 60 MeV ÷ 3 GeV has been performed by the PAMELA satellite-borne experiment. Thanks to the high identification performances and to the semipolar and elliptic satellite orbit, PAMELA is able to provide information about spectra and composition of particles in different regions of the magnetosphere. Here we present the measurement of the geomagnetically trapped protons from the inner radiation belt (SAA). The fluxes as a function of equatorial pitch angle and McIlwain L-shell are reported.

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Institute of High Energy Physics , 2011. Vol. 6, 82-85 p.
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Cosmic rays, Magnetosphere, Radiation belt, Saa, Trapped protons
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-164997DOI: 10.7529/ICRC2011/V06/0963ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84899543007OAI: diva2:807014
32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011, 11 August 2011 through 18 August 2011, Beijing, China

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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-04-21 Last updated: 2015-04-22Bibliographically approved

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