In-flight performances of the PAMELA satellite experiment.
2008 (English)In: Roma International Conference On Astro-Particle Physics (RICAP'07), 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
PAMELA is a satellite-borne experiment designed to study with great accuracy charged particles in the cosmic radiation with a particular focus on antiparticles. The experiment, housed on board the Russian Resurs-DK1 satellite, was launched on June 15, 2006 in a View the MathML source orbit with an inclination of 70ring operator. The apparatus comprises a time-of-flight system, a silicon-microstrip magnetic spectrometer, a silicon–tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter, an anticoincidence system, a shower tail catcher scintillator and a neutron detector. The combination of these devices allows charged particle identification over a wide energy range. In this work, the detector design is reviewed and the in-orbit performances in the first months after the launch are presented.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15092DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nima.2008.01.052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-15092DiVA: diva2:181612
totalt 56 författare2008-11-212008-11-21Bibliographically approved