General Antiparticle Spectrometer
General Antiparticle Spectrometer (GAPS) is an experiment looking for antideuteron particle from outer space cosmic rays. Anti-deuterons could be signature of dark matter annihilations. GAPS uses long-duration balloon experiments looking for anti-deuteron particles.
Anti-deuterons are produced by the annihilation of weakly interacting massive particles (abbreviated as WIMPs). The goal of the GAPS experiment is to captured anti-deuterons in a target material, form an exotic atom in an excited state. The exotic atom would quickly decay, producing X-rays energies with pion signature from nuclear annihilation.
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- University of California, Berkeley S.E. Boggs, P. Von Doetinchem
- University of California, Los Angeles R.A. Ong, J. Zweerink, S. A. I. Mognet
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory W.W. Craig
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - Institute of Space & Astronautical Science, N. Bando, H. Fuke, T. Yoshida
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- UCLA, UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, GAPS (General Antiparticle Spectrometer) project
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