The IMB Proton Decay Detector

  • R. C. Svobod
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 107)


A description is given of the Irvine-Michigan-Brookhaven proton decay detector which is nearing completion in a salt mine in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. The detector. is a water Cerenkov one with a fiducial volume of 4,000 tons and a threshold of 24 MeV. Initial results indicate that the detector is working according to specification and has a high potential for deep underground cosmic ray applications. I will give a brief account of the IMB detector construction and operation and also its present status and possible cosmic ray applications.


Filling Operation Reidel Publishing Company Fiducial Volume Cerenkov Light Fine Time Scale 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Svobod
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  1. 1.University of HawaiiUSA

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