A search for Z = -1 dark matter annihilation products in cosmic rays with AMS-01
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
MetadataShow full item record
The majority of mass in the universe has not been observed optically and is termed dark matter. The supersymmetric neutralino provides an interesting dark matter candidate, which may self-annihilate in our galaxy, producing particles visible in the cosmic ray spectrum. During a ten day space shuttle flight, the AMS-01 detector recorded over 100 million cosmic ray events. This analysis searches for the products of neutralino annihilation in the AMS-01 Z=-1 spectrum, and uses the results to place limits on which supersymmetric and dark matter halo distribution models are compatible.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2007.Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-89).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology