The Search for Antideuterons with Gaps

  • Ph. von Doetinchem
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 148)


The GAPS experiment is foreseen to carry out a dark matter search using low energy cosmic-ray antideuterons at stratospheric altitudes using a novel detection approach. To prove the performance of the different GAPS detector components we carried out a GAPS prototype flight from Taiki, Japan in June 2012.


Dark Matter International Space Station Dark Matter Search Background Rejection Exotic Atom 
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We thank the Scientific Balloon Office of ISAS/JAXA for the professional support of the pGAPS flight. GAPS is supported in the US by NASA APRA Grants (NNX09AC16G, NNX09AC13G, NNX12AF96G, NNX09AC12G, NNX12AD49G, NNX12AE99G) and in Japan by MEXT grants KAKENHI (20740166, 22340073).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Sciences LaboratoryUC BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.GAPS collaborationCaliforniaUSA

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