Dark Matter Particle Detection in Space
Jin Chang, Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS
Up to now the nature of dark matter is as yet unknown, dark matter annihilating in the Galactic halo is a well-motivated source of cosmic-ray gamma-rays, electrons and positrons. The DArk Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) experiment will be launched in 2015. It is designed to perform precision spectroscopy of many different cosmic-ray species including gamma-ray, electrons (including positrons). DAMPER will feature a deep BGO calorimeter to follow the details of shower development and a neutron detector to enhance discrimination between electrons and hadrons. DAMPE is also a high spatial resolution gamma-ray telescope using Si-stripe as tracker detector.