Main scientific results of the DAMPE mission
1 Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy
2 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Lecce, Lecce, Italy
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Published online: 13 May 2019
DAMPE (DArk Matter Particle Explorer) is a satellite-born experiment, resulting from the collaboration of Chinese, Italian, and Swiss institutions. Since December 2015, DAMPE flights at the altitude of 500 km and collects data smoothly. The detector is made of four sub-detectors: top layers of plastic scintillators, a silicon-tungsten tracker, a BGO calorimeter (32 radiation lengths), and a bottom boron-doped scintillator to detect delayed neutrons. The main goal of the experiment is the search for indirect signals of Dark Matter in the electron and photon spectra with energies up to 10 TeV. Furthermore DAMPE studies cosmic charged and gamma radiation. The calorimeter depth and the large acceptance allow to measure cosmic ray fluxes in the range from 20 GeV up to hundreds of TeV. An overview of the latest results about light component (p+He) of charged cosmic rays, gamma astronomy and electron and positron spectrum will be presented.
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