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PAMELA mission: Heralding a new era in cosmic ray physics
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2014 (English)In: EPJ Web of Conferences, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
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After seven years of data taking in space, the experiment PAMELA is showing very interesting features in cosmic rays, namely in the fluxes of protons, helium, electrons, that might change our basic vision of the mechanisms of production, acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays in the galaxy. In addition, PAMELA measurements of cosmic antiproton and positron fluxes are setting strong constraints to the nature of Dark Matter. The continuous particle detection is allowing a constant monitoring of the solar activity and detailed study of the solar modulation for a long period, giving important improvements to the comprehension of the heliosphere mechanisms. PAMELA is also measuring the radiation environment around the Earth, and has recently discovered an antiproton radiation belt.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167857DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/20147100115ISI: 000342375000115ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901452843OAI: diva2:821262
2nd International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, ICNFP 2013, 28 August 2013 through 5 September 2013, Kolymbari, Crete

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