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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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