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AMS-02 in Space: Physics Results

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November 19, 2015
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AMS-02 in Space: Physics Results

Nicola Tomassetti
(Submitted on 18 Nov 2015)

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a particle physics experiment designed to study origin and nature of Galactic Cosmic Rays (CRs) up to TeV energies from space. With its high sensitivity, long exposure and excellent identification capabilities, AMS is conducting a unique mission of fundamental physics research in space. To date, more than 60 billion CR events have been collected by AMS. The new results on CR leptons and the analysis and light-nuclei are presented and discussed. The new leptonic data indicate the existence of new sources of high-energy CR leptons, that may arise either by dark-matter particles annihilation or by nearby astrophysical sources of e± pairs. Future data at higher energies and forthcoming measurements on the antiproton spectrum and the boron-to-carbon ratio will be crucial in providing the discrimination among the different scenario.

Comments: 4 pages, 2 figures, 7th International Symposium on Large TPCs for Low-Energy Rare Event Detection – Paris, France. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1511.00052
Subjects: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE)
Journal reference: J. Phys. Conf. 650 (2015) 012001
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/650/1/012001
Cite as: arXiv:1511.05890 [astro-ph.HE] (or arXiv:1511.05890v1 [astro-ph.HE] for this version)
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From: Nicola Tomassetti
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