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Title: Experimental High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics

Abstract

Neutrinos are considered promising probes for high energy astrophysics. More than four decades after deep water Cerenkov technique was proposed to detect high energy neutrinos. Two detectors of this type are successfully taking data: BAIKAL and AMANDA. They have demonstrated the feasibility of the high energy neutrino detection and have set first constraints on TeV neutrino production astrophysical models. The quest for the construction of km3 size detectors have already started: in the South Pole, the IceCube neutrino telescope is under construction; the ANTARES, NEMO and NESTOR Collaborations are working towards the installation of a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20719478
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 794; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: IFAE 2005: 17. Italian meeting on high energy physics, Catania (Italy), 30 Mar - 2 Apr 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2125663; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ASTROPHYSICS; MEDITERRANEAN SEA; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINOS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; TELESCOPES; TEV RANGE 01-10; UNDERWATER FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Distefano, Carla. Experimental High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2125663.
Distefano, Carla. Experimental High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2125663.
Distefano, Carla. 2005. "Experimental High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2125663.
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title = {Experimental High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics},
author = {Distefano, Carla},
abstractNote = {Neutrinos are considered promising probes for high energy astrophysics. More than four decades after deep water Cerenkov technique was proposed to detect high energy neutrinos. Two detectors of this type are successfully taking data: BAIKAL and AMANDA. They have demonstrated the feasibility of the high energy neutrino detection and have set first constraints on TeV neutrino production astrophysical models. The quest for the construction of km3 size detectors have already started: in the South Pole, the IceCube neutrino telescope is under construction; the ANTARES, NEMO and NESTOR Collaborations are working towards the installation of a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2125663},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 794,
place = {United States},
year = 2005,
month =
}
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