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Conference Papers Year : 2009

ANTARES and other Neutrino Telescopes in the Northern Hemisphere

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Several projects are concentrating their efforts on opening the high energy neutrino window on the Universe with km-scale detectors. The detection principle relies on the observation, using photomultipliers, of the Cherenkov light emitted by charged leptons induced by neutrino interactions in the surrounding detector medium. In the Northern hemisphere, while the pioneering Baikal telescope, has been operating for 10 years, most of the activity now concentrates in the Mediterranean sea. Recently, the Antares collaboration has completed the construction of a 12 line array comprising ˜ 900 photomultipliers. In this paper we will review the main results achieved with the detectors currently in operation in the Northern hemisphere, as well as the R&D efforts towards the construction of a large volume neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean.

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in2p3-00728540 , version 1 (06-09-2012)

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A. Kouchner. ANTARES and other Neutrino Telescopes in the Northern Hemisphere. XV International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions (ISVHECRI 2008), Sep 2008, Paris, France. pp.273-278, ⟨10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2009.09.052⟩. ⟨in2p3-00728540⟩
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