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Study of large hemispherical photomultiplier tubes for the ANTARES neutrino telescope
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2005 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 555, no 1-2, p. 132-141Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ANTARES neutrino telescope, to be immersed depth in the Mediterranean Sea, will consist of a three-dimensional matrix of 900 large area photomultiplier tubes housed in pressure-resistant glass spheres. The selection of the optimal photomultiplier was a critical step for the project and required an intensive phase of tests and developments carried out in close collaboration with the main manufacturers worldwide. This paper provides an overview of the tests performed by the collaboration and describes in detail the features of the photomultiplier tube chosen for ANTARES. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier, 2005. Vol. 555, no 1-2, p. 132-141
Keywords [en]
large area photosensor, hemispherical photomultiplier, neutrino detection
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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Physics, Astroparticle Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30281DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2005.09.035ISI: 000234354900017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-30281DiVA, id: diva2:706988
Available from: 2014-03-24 Created: 2013-11-08 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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