Record number :
30721
Title of article :
The AMANDA neutrino telescope: principle of operation and first results
Author/Authors :
CARLSON، M. نويسنده , , Andres، E. نويسنده , , Askebjer، P. نويسنده , , Barwick، S.W. نويسنده , , Bay، R. نويسنده , , Bergstrom، L. نويسنده , , Biron، A. نويسنده , , Booth، J. نويسنده , , Bouchta، A. نويسنده , , Carius، S. نويسنده , , Cowen، D. نويسنده , , Dalberg، E. نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2000
Pages :
0
From page :
1
To page :
0
Abstract :
AMANDA is a high-energy neutrino telescope presently under construction at the geographical South Pole. In the Antarctic summer 1995/96, an array of 80 optical modules (OMs) arranged on 4 strings (AMANDA-B4) was deployed at depths between l .5 and 2 km. In this paper we describe the design and performance of the AMANDA-B4 prototype, based on data collected between February and November 1996. Monte Carlo simulations of the detector response to down-going atmospheric muon tracks show that the global behavior of the detector is understood. We describe the data analysis method and present first results on atmospheric muon reconstruction and separation of neutrino candidates. The AMANDA array was upgraded with 216 OMs on 6 new strings in 1996/97 (AMANDA-B10), and 122 additional OMs on 3 strings in 1997/98.
Keywords :
Inverse CompTon scattering , Gamma-rays , Cherenkov telescopes: Pulsars , individual (PSR B1259 - 63, PSR J0045 - 73) , Pulsars
Journal title :
Astroparticle Physics
Serial Year :
2000
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