Calorimetric electron telescope mission: Search for dark matter and nearby sources

Shoji Torii

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    Abstract

    We are developing the CALorimetric Electron Telescope, CALET, mission for the Japanese Experiment ModuleExposed Facility, JEM-EF, of the International Space Station, ISS. Major scientific objective is a search for nearby cosmic ray sources and dark matter by carrying out a precise measurement of the electrons in 1 GeV20 TeV and the gamma-rays in 20 MeV-several TeV. CALET has, moreover, a capability to measure cosmic ray H, He and heavy ions up to 1000 TeV. It will also have a function to monitor the solar activity and the gamma-ray bursts. The phase A study has started on a schedule of the launch in early 2014 by the H-II Transfer Vehicle, HTV, for a 5-year observation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-57
    Number of pages3
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Volume630
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 21

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    Keywords

    • Acceleration
    • Cosmic ray
    • Dark matter
    • Propagation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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