EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 121, 2016Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics 2014 (RICAP-14)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||06 July 2016|
AMS-02: Cosmic electron and positron (e− + e+) spectrum up to 1 TeV
1 INFN, Sezione di Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
2 INFN, Sezione di Tor Vergata, 00133 Roma, Italy
a e-mail: JoseLuis.Bazo@pg.infn.it
Published online: 6 July 2016
The AMS-02 spectrometer, on the ISS since 2011, performs highly accurate measurements of cosmic rays up to the TeV region. We review the analysis of the cosmic (e+ + e−) flux in the energy range between 0.5 GeV and 1 TeV, based on 10.6 million (e+ + e−) events. The high statistics and detector energy resolution allow for a study of the spectral shape of unprecedented quality, thus improving our understanding of the production, acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays. The resulting energy spectrum does not show prominent features.
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