The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a precision large-acceptance high energy particle detector. It was successfully deployed in 2011, on May 19th on the International Space Station (ISS) with the Space Shuttle STS-134 mission in order to conduct a unique long duration mission of fundamental physics research in space. AMS is able to perform an accurate measurement of the Cosmic Rays (CR) composition and energy spectra up to the TeV scale, that could reveal the presence of primordial anti-matter or give the signature of exotic sources, as for example secondaries from dark matter annihilation. An overview of the performance of the AMS-02 detector as well as the results based on data collected during the first 30 months of operations in space will be discussed.

The latest results from the alpha magnetic spectrometer on the international space station

Graziani M.
2015

Abstract

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a precision large-acceptance high energy particle detector. It was successfully deployed in 2011, on May 19th on the International Space Station (ISS) with the Space Shuttle STS-134 mission in order to conduct a unique long duration mission of fundamental physics research in space. AMS is able to perform an accurate measurement of the Cosmic Rays (CR) composition and energy spectra up to the TeV scale, that could reveal the presence of primordial anti-matter or give the signature of exotic sources, as for example secondaries from dark matter annihilation. An overview of the performance of the AMS-02 detector as well as the results based on data collected during the first 30 months of operations in space will be discussed.
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