The Antares neutrino detector

Anghinolfi, M. (2009) The Antares neutrino detector. Il nuovo cimento C, 32 (3\4). pp. 347-351. ISSN 1826-9885

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The Antares neutrino telescope, operating at 2.5 km depth in the Mediterranean Sea, 40km off the Toulon shore, represents the worlds largest operational underwater neutrino telescope, optimised for the detection of Cherenkov light produced by neutrino-induced muons. The neutrinos momentum is transferred to the muons allowing for reconstruction of the direction of the neutrino. The main goal of Antares is the search of high-energy neutrinos from astrophysical point or transient sources. Antares has been taking data in its full 12 lines configuration since May 2008: in these Proceedings the description of the detector and its performances will be presented while first preliminary results on neutrino events will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Weak interaction and neutrino induced processes, galactic radioactivity ; Neutrino, muon, pion and other elementary particle detectors; cosmic ray detectors ; Cosmic rays (including sources, origin, acceleration, and interactions)
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 20:22
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 20:22

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