EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 71, 20142nd International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||29 April 2014|
PAMELA mission: heralding a new era in cosmic ray physics
1 INFN, Sezione di Florence, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
2 University of Florence, Department of Physics, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
3 University of Naples “Federico II”, Department of Physics, I-80126 Naples, Italy
4 INFN, Sezione di Naples, I-80126 Naples, Italy
5 Lebedev Physical Institute, RU - 119991, Moscow, Russia
6 University of Bari, Department of Physics, I-70126 Bari, Italy
7 INFN, Sezione di Bari, I-70126 Bari, Italy
8 INFN, Sezione di Trieste, I-34149 Trieste, Italy
9 Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, RU - 194021 St. Petersburg, Russia
10 KTH, Department of Physics, and the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, AlbaNova University Centre, SE - 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
11 INFN, Sezione di Rome “Tor Vergata”, I-00133 Rome, Italy
12 RIKEN, Advanced Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan
13 IFAC, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
14 University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Department of Physics, I-00133 Rome, Italy
15 University of Trieste, Department of Physics, I-34147 Trieste, Italy
16 NRNU MEPhI, RU - 115409 Moscow, Russia
17 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 40, I-00044 Frascati, Italy
18 Universitat Siegen, Department of Physics, D-57068 Siegen, Germany
19 INFN, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy
20 Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) Science Data Center, I-00044 Frascati, Italy
22 Previously at INFN, Sezione di Trieste, I-34149 Trieste, Italy
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Published online: 29 April 2014
After seven years of data taking in space, the experiment PAMELA is showing very interesting features in cosmic rays, namely in the fluxes of protons, helium, electrons, that might change our basic vision of the mechanisms of production, acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays in the galaxy. In addition, PAMELA measurements of cosmic antiproton and positron fluxes are setting strong constraints to the nature of Dark Matter. The continuous particle detection is allowing a constant monitoring of the solar activity and detailed study of the solar modulation for a long period, giving important improvements to the comprehension of the heliosphere mechanisms. PAMELA is also measuring the radiation environment around the Earth, and has recently discovered an antiproton radiation belt.
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