Neutrino Astronomy: Neutrino Observatories, Super-Kamiokande, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Icecube Neutrino Observatory

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  • ISBN: 9781157002147
  • Author: Books, LLC
  • Publ Date: 2011-07-08
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  • Pages: 30
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 64732

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Neutrino observatories, Super-Kamiokande, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Astronomical gamma-ray source, List of neutrino experiments, Kamioka Observatory, India-based Neutrino Observatory, Neutrino detector, Kamioka Liquid Scintillator Antineutrino Detector, ANTARES, Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory, Neutrino Factory, GALLEX, Homestake experiment, Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Neutrino Ettore Majorana Observatory, NESTOR Project, SNO+, KM3NeT, Irvine-Michigan-Brookhaven, Radio Ice Cerenkov Experiment, Antarctic Impulse Transient Antenna, DUMAND Project, NEVOD, Baikal Deep Underwater Neutrino Telescope, Askaryan Radio Array, SciBooNE, Borexino, Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Neutrino Array Radio Calibration. Excerpt: Diagram of the IceCube strings. Click to see more detail.The IceCube Neutrino Observatory (or simply IceCube) is a neutrino telescope constructed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Similar to its predecessor, the Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array (AMANDA), IceCube contains thousands of spherical optical sensors called Digital Optical Modules (DOMs), each with a photomultiplier tube (PMT) and a single board data acquisition computer which sends digital data to the counting house on the surface above the array. IceCube was completed on the 18th December, 2010, New Zealand time. DOMs are deployed on "strings" of sixty modules each at depths ranging from 1,450 to 2,450 meters, into holes melted in the ice using a hot water drill. IceCube is designed to look for point sources of neutrinos in the TeV range to explore the highest-energy astrophysical processes. IceCube drilling tower and hose reel in December 2009The IceCube project is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison projec...


 

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