Neutrino telescopes

Simeone, F. (2011) Neutrino telescopes. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (6). pp. 10-15. ISSN 1826-9885

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In recent years the astro-particle community is involved in the realization of experimental apparatuses for the detection of high-energy neutrinos originated in cosmic sources or produced in the interaction of Cosmic Rays with the Cosmic Microwave Background. For neutrino energies in the TeV-PeV range, the optical Cherenkov technique is considered optimal. Water (or Ice)-Cherenkov technique is based on the detection of the charged leptons generated in the neutrino charged current weak interactions with the medium surrounding the detector. Those detectors measure the visible Cherenkov photons originated by charged particles propagating at velocities greater than the speed of light through a transparent medium and consist of array of photomultipliers. The charged-particle track can be reconstructed measuring the time of arrival of the Cherenkov photons on the photomultipliers. An overview of the current status of those experiments will be given.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particle detectors; cosmic ray detectors
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2020 14:09
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2020 14:09

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