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Author Naumov, P. Yu. ♦ Sinev, V. V.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ♦ LIQUID SCINTILLATORS ♦ NEUTRINO DETECTORS ♦ NEUTRINO OSCILLATION ♦ TESTING ♦ TOMOGRAPHY ♦ ATMOSPHERIC NEUTRINOS
Abstract Investigation of the Earth’s inner parts requires developing new methods. It is well known that atmospheric neutrinos traverse the Earth, undergoing virtually no interaction. The change in the neutrino flux is due exclusively to neutrino oscillations, which are enhanced by the effect of Earth’s matter. At the present time, there are two projects outside Russia (PINGU and ORCA) that are aimed at detecting atmospheric neutrinos that traversed the Earth, which are supposed to be used for purposes of Earth’s tomography. The creation of a large neutrino detector on the basis of a liquid scintillator is planned at the BaksanNeutrino Observatory (Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences) in the North Caucasus. After testing this detector, there will arise the possibility of employing it as part of the worldwide network of neutrino detectors for studying the Earth’s inner parts.
ISSN 10637788
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-11-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Atomic Nuclei
Volume Number 80
Issue Number 6


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