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Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 678–684 | Cite as

Large-Volume Detector at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory for Studies of Natural Low-Energy Neutrinos as Geo- and Astrophysical Probes

  • A. A. Veresnikova
  • I. R. Barabanov
  • L. B. Bezrukov
  • V. I. Gurentsov
  • V. V. Sinev
Article

Abstract

Constructing a large-volume detector filled with 10 kt of liquid scintillator is envisaged at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory in the Caucasus. This is aimed at detecting fluxes of natural neutrinos with energies up to 100 MeV. The predicted fluxes of such neutrinos and the response of the proposed detector are discussed. This facility is conceived as an integral part of the worldwide net of neutrino detectors aimed at measuring the natural neutrino fluxes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Veresnikova
    • 1
  • I. R. Barabanov
    • 1
  • L. B. Bezrukov
    • 1
  • V. I. Gurentsov
    • 1
  • V. V. Sinev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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