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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-455295

Measurement of the cosmic (e+ + e-) flux from 0.5 GeV to 1 TeV with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on the International Space Station

Vagelli, Valerio

Abstract:
The measurement of cosmic ray positrons and electrons (e+/-) provides fundamental information about the origin of cosmic rays, and may disclose evidence for Dark Matter activity in the Galaxy. In this thesis, the 10.6 million e+/- events collected by the AMS-02 detector on the International Space Station in the first 30 months of data taking have been used to measure the (e+ + e-) flux from 0.5 GeV to 1 TeV with unprecedented precision. No structures have been observed in the resulting flux.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000045529
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 14.11.2014
Referent/Betreuer Prof. W. de Boer
Schlagworte AMS, Dark Matter, Cosmic Rays, Electrons, Positrons
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