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Title: Measurement of the deflection of cosmic-ray electrons in the energy range 75-250 GeV by the Earth's magnetic field with the PAMELA experiment

The deflection of electrons in the Earth's magnetic field in the energy range 75-250 GeV (the so-called east-west effect) has been measured with the PAMELA satellite-borne experiment. The results are presented for various L-shells. The data obtained can be used to construct mathematical models that describe the structure of the Earth's magnetic field and to refine the already existing models. These data can also be directly applied to estimate the positron fraction in cosmic-ray electron fluxes both in the PAMELA experiment and in other satellite-borne experiments.
Authors:
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  1. 'MEPhI' National Research Nuclear University (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22210553
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COSMIC RADIATION; ELECTRONS; GEV RANGE; L SHELL; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POSITRONS; SATELLITES