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Precision measurement of the cosmic-ray electron and positron fluxes as a function of time and energy with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the Inte

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June 25, 2020
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Nikolas Zimmermann

This thesis presents an analysis of the cosmic-ray electron and positron flux using the AMS-02 detector on the International Space Station as a function of time and energy. The time-averaged flux is integrated over 6.5 years of AMS-02 science data and provides the electron and positron flux with unprecedented accuracy, covering the energy range from 0.5 GeV to 1 TeV. In total 28.39 million events were identified as electrons and 1.95 million as positrons. For each of the 88 Bartels rotation periods (27 days), within the 6.5 years, an individual electron and positron flux is derived spanning the energy range from 1 – 50 GeV.

Comments: 232 pages, 360 figures, accepted PhD thesis, RWTH Aachen University 2020

Subjects: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

DOI: 10.18154/RWTH-2020-02650

Cite as: arXiv:2006.13210 [astro-ph.HE] (or arXiv:2006.13210v1 [astro-ph.HE] for this version)

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