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The GAPS Experiment: A Search for Dark Matter Using Low Energy Antiprotons and Antideuterons

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The GAPS Experiment: A Search for Dark Matter Using Low Energy Antiprotons and Antideuterons
This is the lead proposal for a multi-institutional proposal which includes UCLA, UCB, University of Hawaii, and M.I.T. The general antiparticle spectrometer experiment (GAPS) is a balloon-based search for dark matter. It uses a Lithium-drifted Silicon tracking telescope to detect X-rays and particles emitted when antimatter, produced by dark matter annihilation and decay, is stopped in the instrument. A flight from Antarctica can significantly constrain or detect dark matter. More »

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