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July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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Calibration, performances and tests of the first detection unit of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 279
Poster contribution NU-IN Poster 1 DM and NU


Alexandre Creusot (Universite de Paris VII (FR))


KM3NeT is the next generation neutrino telescope being installed in the Mediterranean Sea. The first detection unit of the telescope is ready for installation in the deep Mediterranean Sea in the summer of 2015. Eighteen digital optical modules have been mounted on a vertical string for the detection of the Cherenkov light emitted by muons induced by up-going neutrinos. This paper reports on the integration and calibration of the optical modules and of the full detection unit, as well as the future installation in the deep sea and the on-shore operation. The additional information carried out by the new type of photo-detection units when comparing to the old generation of optical modules is also discussed.
Collaboration KM3NeT
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 477

Primary author

Alexandre Creusot (Universite de Paris VII (FR))

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