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Title: Status and aims of the DUMAND neutrino project: the ocean as a neutrino detector

Abstract

The possibility of using the ocean as a neutrino detector is considered. Neutrino-produced interactions result in charged particles that generate Cherenkov radiation in the water, which can be detected by light-gathering equipment and photomultipliers. The properties of the ocean as seen from this standpoint are critically examined, and the advantages and disadvantages pointed out. Possible uses for such a neutrino detector include (1) the detection of neutrinos emitted in gravitational collapse of stars (supernova production), not only in our own galaxy, but in other galaxies up to perhaps twenty-million light-years away, (2) the extension of high-energy neutrino physics, as currently practiced up to 200 GeV at high-energy accelerators, to energies up to 50 times higher, using neutrinos generated in the atmosphere by cosmic rays, and (3) the possible detection of neutrinos produced by cosmic-ray interactions outside the earth's atmosphere. The technology for such an undertaking seems to be within reach.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, Ill. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7332526
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-Conf-76/59-EXP; CONF-760671-9
TRN: 77-001361
DOE Contract Number:  
E(49-8)-3000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International neutrino conference, Aachen, F.R. Germany, 8 Jun 1976
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; NEUTRINO DETECTION; CHERENKOV RADIATION; COSMIC SHOWERS; GRAVITATIONAL COLLAPSE; SEAWATER; UNDERWATER; COSMIC RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LEVELS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATIONS; SECONDARY COSMIC RADIATION; SHOWERS; WATER; 440104* - Radiation Instrumentation- High Energy Physics Instrumentation; 640106 - Astrophysics & Cosmology- Cosmology; 645102 - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental- Weak Interactions & Properties

Citation Formats

Roberts, A., Blood, H., Learned, J., and Reines, F.. Status and aims of the DUMAND neutrino project: the ocean as a neutrino detector. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Roberts, A., Blood, H., Learned, J., & Reines, F.. Status and aims of the DUMAND neutrino project: the ocean as a neutrino detector. United States.
Roberts, A., Blood, H., Learned, J., and Reines, F.. Thu . "Status and aims of the DUMAND neutrino project: the ocean as a neutrino detector". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7332526.
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abstractNote = {The possibility of using the ocean as a neutrino detector is considered. Neutrino-produced interactions result in charged particles that generate Cherenkov radiation in the water, which can be detected by light-gathering equipment and photomultipliers. The properties of the ocean as seen from this standpoint are critically examined, and the advantages and disadvantages pointed out. Possible uses for such a neutrino detector include (1) the detection of neutrinos emitted in gravitational collapse of stars (supernova production), not only in our own galaxy, but in other galaxies up to perhaps twenty-million light-years away, (2) the extension of high-energy neutrino physics, as currently practiced up to 200 GeV at high-energy accelerators, to energies up to 50 times higher, using neutrinos generated in the atmosphere by cosmic rays, and (3) the possible detection of neutrinos produced by cosmic-ray interactions outside the earth's atmosphere. The technology for such an undertaking seems to be within reach.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976},
month = {Thu Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976}
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