Measurement of cosmic-ray antiproton spectrum at solar minimum with a long-duration balloon flight in Antarctica

K. Sakai, K. Abe, H. Fuke, S. Haino, T. Hams, M. Hasegawa, A. Horikoshi, K. C. Kim, A. Kusumoto, M. H. Lee, Y. Makida, S. Matsuda, Y. Matsukawa, J. W. Mitchell, J. Nishimura, M. Nozaki, R. Orito, J. F. Ormes, M. Sasaki, E. S. SeoR. Shinoda, R. E. Streitmatter, J. Suzuki, K. Tanaka, N. Thakur, T. Yamagami, A. Yamamoto, T. Yoshida, K. Yoshimura

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Abstract

The energy spectrum of cosmic-ray antiprotons (p's) has been measured in the range 0.17 to 3.5 GeV, based on 7886 p's collected by the BESS-Polar II instrument during a long duration flight over Antarctica in a Solar minimum period of December 2007 through January 2008. The p spectrum measured by BESS-Polar II shows good consistency with the secondary p calculations. Given this background of secondary p's, cosmologically primary p's have been searched for using the observed p spectrum. BESS-Polar II result shows no evidence of primary p's that originated from the evaporation of PBH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages111-114
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 11 2011Aug 18 2011

Other

Other32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/11/118/18/11

Keywords

  • Antiproton
  • BESS-polar II

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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