Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Measurement of the boron and carbon fluxes with the PAMELA experiment

Jun 24, 2014, 6:05 PM
Room 4 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 4

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Cosmic Rays Cosmic Rays


Nicola Mori (Universita e INFN (IT))


PAMELA is a satellite-borne experiment, aimed at precision measurements of the charged light component of the cosmic-ray spectrum. It consists of a magnetic spectrometer, a time-of-flight system, an electromagnetic calorimeter, an anticoincidence system and a neutron detector. Recently, the PAMELA collaboration has finalized the measurement of the absolute fluxes of boron and carbon and of the B/C ratio. The B/C plays a central role in galactic propagation studies in order to derive the injection spectra at sources (both astrophysical and exotic) from measurements at Earth. The data analysis techniques and the final results will be presented.

Primary author

Nicola Mori (Universita e INFN (IT))

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