Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 67, Issue 11, pp 2044–2049

Astroparticle physics with AMS-02

  • A. G. Malinin
Rare Processes and Astrophysics

DOI: 10.1134/1.1825526

Cite this article as:
Malinin, A.G. Phys. Atom. Nuclei (2004) 67: 2044. doi:10.1134/1.1825526


The main physics goals of the AMS-02 experiment in the astroparticle domain are searches for antimatter and dark matter. The discovery potential of primordial antimatter by AMS-02 is presented, emphasizing the completeness of the AMS-02 detector for these searches. Meanwhile, antiproton detection suffers from a large secondary interaction background; the anti-4He or anti-3He signal would allow one to probe the Universe for existence of antimatter. The expected signal in AMS-02 is presented and compared to results from present experiments. The e+ and antiproton channels will contribute to the dark matter detection studies. A SUSY neutralino candidate is considered. The expected flux sensitivities in a three-year exposure for the e+/e ratio and antiproton yields as a function of energy are presented and compared to other direct and indirect searches.

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© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Malinin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Physical Science and TechnologyUniversity of MarylandUSA

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