The search for low-energy antideuterons in cosmic rays allows the addressing of fundamental physics problems testing for the presence of primordial antimatter and the nature of Dark Matter. The PHeSCAMI (Pressurized Helium Scintillating Calorimeter for AntiMatter Identification) project aims to exploit the long-living metastable states of the helium target for the identification of low-energy antideuterons in cosmic rays. A space-based pressurized helium calorimeter would provide a characteristic identification signature based on the coincident detection of a prompt scintillation signal emitted by the antideuteron energy loss during the slowing-down phase in the gas, and the (≈µs) delayed scintillation signal provided by the charged pions produced in the subsequent annihilation. The performance of a high-pressure (200-bar) helium scintillator prototype, tested in the INFN-TIFPA laboratory, will be summarized

Antideuteron Identification in Space with Helium Calorimeter / Nozzoli, Francesco; Rashevskaya, Irina; Ricci, Leonardo; Rossi, Francesco; Spinnato, Piero; Verroi, Enrico; Zuccon, Paolo; Giovanazzi, Gregorio. - In: INSTRUMENTS. - ISSN 2410-390X. - 8:1(2024), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/instruments8010003]

Antideuteron Identification in Space with Helium Calorimeter

Nozzoli, Francesco
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Ricci, Leonardo;Rossi, Francesco;Verroi, Enrico;Zuccon, Paolo
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Giovanazzi, Gregorio
Ultimo
2024-01-01

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The search for low-energy antideuterons in cosmic rays allows the addressing of fundamental physics problems testing for the presence of primordial antimatter and the nature of Dark Matter. The PHeSCAMI (Pressurized Helium Scintillating Calorimeter for AntiMatter Identification) project aims to exploit the long-living metastable states of the helium target for the identification of low-energy antideuterons in cosmic rays. A space-based pressurized helium calorimeter would provide a characteristic identification signature based on the coincident detection of a prompt scintillation signal emitted by the antideuteron energy loss during the slowing-down phase in the gas, and the (≈µs) delayed scintillation signal provided by the charged pions produced in the subsequent annihilation. The performance of a high-pressure (200-bar) helium scintillator prototype, tested in the INFN-TIFPA laboratory, will be summarized
2024
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Nozzoli, Francesco; Rashevskaya, Irina; Ricci, Leonardo; Rossi, Francesco; Spinnato, Piero; Verroi, Enrico; Zuccon, Paolo; Giovanazzi, Gregorio
Antideuteron Identification in Space with Helium Calorimeter / Nozzoli, Francesco; Rashevskaya, Irina; Ricci, Leonardo; Rossi, Francesco; Spinnato, Piero; Verroi, Enrico; Zuccon, Paolo; Giovanazzi, Gregorio. - In: INSTRUMENTS. - ISSN 2410-390X. - 8:1(2024), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/instruments8010003]
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