The General Antiparticle Spectrometer (GAPS) - Hunt for dark matter using low-energy antideuterons

  title={The General Antiparticle Spectrometer (GAPS) - Hunt for dark matter using low-energy antideuterons},
  author={Philip von Doetinchem and Tsuguo Aramaki and St.Boggs and Walter L. Craig and H Fuke and Florian Gahbauer and Charles James Hailey and Jason E. Koglin and N. Madden and Isaac Mognet and Kaya Mori and R. A. Ong and T. Yoshida and T. Zhang and Jeffrey Alan Zweerink},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
The GAPS experiment is foreseen to carry out a dark matter search using a novel detection approach to detect low-energy cosmic-ray antideuterons. The theoretically predicted antideuteron flux resulting from secondary interactions of primary cosmic rays with the interstellar medium is very low. So far not a single cosmic antideuteron has been detected by any experiment, but well-motivated theories beyond the standard model of particle physics, e.g., supersymmetry or universal extra dimensions… Expand

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