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Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 633–638 | Cite as

Astroparticle Physics Experiments in the Baksan Neutrino Observatory

  • V. B. Petkov
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Abstract

The Baksan Neutrino Observatory (BNO) of the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences is one of the first-rate scientific centers where the experimental research in the field of astroparticle physics is performed. In this paper, a brief overview of research at the unique complex of surface and underground experimental facilities, consisting of the Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope (BUST) and EAS arrays Carpet-2 and Andyrchy, is presented.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The work was carried out at the Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope (Baksan Neutrino Observatory, INR RAS) and supported by the Program of Fundamental Scientific Research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Physics of Fundamental Interactions and Nuclear Technologies”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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