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|
Positron fraction, electron and positron spectra measured by AMS-02
1 INFN, Sezione di Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
2 INFN, Sezione di Tor Vergata, 00133 Roma, Italy
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Published online: 6 July 2016
A precise measurement by AMS-02 of the electron spectrum up to 700 GeV and of the positron spectrum and positron fraction in primary cosmic rays up 500 GeV are presented. The combined measurement of the cosmic-ray electron and positron energy spectra and fraction provide a unique tool to improve our understanding of the production, acceleration and propagation mechanism of cosmic rays.
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