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Volume 282 - 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016) - Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology
Precision Measurement of the Electron and Positron Fluxes in Primary Cosmic Rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station
V. Vagelli
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Pre-published on: 2017 February 06
Published on: 2017 April 19
The measurements of the cosmic ray $\mbox{e}^{\pm}$ and ($\mbox{e}^{+}+\mbox{e}^{-}$) fluxes based on the analysis of the first 30 months of data collected by the AMS-02 detector onboard the International Space Station is reviewed. The collected statistics and the resolution of the detector provide unprecedented accuracy in the analysis of the energy dependence of the $\mbox{e}^{\pm}$ and the ($\mbox{e}^{+}+\mbox{e}^{-}$) fluxes and of the positron fraction. The results provide new interesting information on the properties of $\mbox{e}^{\pm}$ cosmic rays.
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