The PAMELA experiment and cosmic ray observations
2015 (English)In: NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS PROCEEDINGS, Elsevier, 2015, Vol. 265, 242-244 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
The PAMELA space experiment is aimed at precise measurements of the charged light component of the cosmic ray spectrum in the energy range spanning from the sub-GeV region to the TeV region, with a particular focus on antimatter. The instrument consists of a magnetic spectrometer, an electromagnetic sampling calorimeter,a time-off-light system, an anticoincidence shield, a tail-catcher scintillator and a neutron detector. Launched in June 2006 and hosted on the Resurs-DK1 satellite, PAMELA has been taking data for more than eight years, providing scientific results with unprecedented statistics and a continuous monitoring of the sun activity and the heliosphere.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 265, 242-244 p.
cosmic rays, space experiments
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180375DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.06.062ISI: 000360950700062ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84947575519OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-180375DiVA: diva2:895001
8th Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (NOW), SEP 07-13, 2014, Conca Specchiulla, ITALY
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