12-14 October 2011
Physics Lecture Hall
Europe/Berlin timezone

A feasibility study for the detection of Super Nova explosions with an Underwater Neutrino Telescope

Oct 12, 2011, 3:00 PM
HE (Physics Lecture Hall)


Physics Lecture Hall

Hörsaalgebäude - Staudtstraße 5 - 91058 Erlangen - Germany
Physics, reconstruction and software Parallel Session 1


Dr Anthony Leisos (Hellenic Open University School of Science & Technology)


We investigate the potential of a Very Large Volume Underwater Neutrino Telescope to observe Super Nova explosions within our Galaxy. The intense neutrino burst emitted in a SN explosion results in a large number of MeV neutrinos in the vicinity of the Neutrino Telescope which can be detected (mainly) via the reaction $\bar{\nu}_e +p \rightarrow e^{+}+n$. For the simulation study we have used the HOURS package assuming the anti electron neutrino flux of the Garching model for SN explosions and an underwater Neutrino Telescope with 6000 direction sensitive Optical Modules each containing 31 small PMTs. Multiple Coincidences between the photomultiplier tubes of the same Optical Module are used to suppress the noise produced by $K^{40}$ decays and to establish a statistical significant measurement of the neutrino flux.

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Dr Anthony Leisos (Hellenic Open University School of Science & Technology)


Dr Apostolos Tsirigotis (Physics Laboratory, School of Science & Technology, Hellenic Open University) Prof. Spyros Tzamarias (Hellenic Open University)

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