Progress toward a Km-scale neutrino detector in the deep ocean

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The best particles for observing distant objects are photons and neutrinos. Because of the neutrino`s weak interaction cross section, detectors suitable for astronomy must be very large and well shielded from cosmic rays. Eventually, a detector with the order of a square km of effective area will be needed for systematic observations of distant point sources such as active galactic nuclei. Prototype detectors are currently being developed at several sites in the ocean, at Lake Baikal, and in Antarctica. This talk summarizes the status of the projects that use the deep ocean for the detector medium and shielding: DUMAND, NESTOR ... continued below

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Stokstad, R.G. November 1, 1997.

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The best particles for observing distant objects are photons and neutrinos. Because of the neutrino`s weak interaction cross section, detectors suitable for astronomy must be very large and well shielded from cosmic rays. Eventually, a detector with the order of a square km of effective area will be needed for systematic observations of distant point sources such as active galactic nuclei. Prototype detectors are currently being developed at several sites in the ocean, at Lake Baikal, and in Antarctica. This talk summarizes the status of the projects that use the deep ocean for the detector medium and shielding: DUMAND, NESTOR and ANTARES. Technical developments will be needed for a future km-scale detector; progress on one of these, a digital electronic system, is also described.

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  • 19. course of the Erice school on nuclear physics: neutrinos in astro, particle and nuclear physics, Erice (Italy), 16-24 Sep 1997

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  • Report No.: LBNL--41083
  • Report No.: CONF-9709213--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663273
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Stokstad, R.G. Progress toward a Km-scale neutrino detector in the deep ocean, article, November 1, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704601/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.