Background light in potential sites for the ANTARES undersea neutrino telescope
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Background light in potential sites for the ANTARES undersea neutrino telescope

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Background light in potential sites for the ANTARES undersea neutrino telescope

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dc.contributor.author ANTARES Collaboration
dc.contributor.author Carmona Flores, Emiliano
dc.contributor.author Cases Ruiz, Ramón
dc.contributor.author Hernández Rey, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Zúñiga Román, Juan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-25T12:12:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-25T12:12:46Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/53745
dc.description.abstract The ANTARES collaboration has performed a series of in-situ measurements to study the background light for a planned undersea neutrino telescope. Such background can be caused by K-40 decays or by biological activity. We report on measurements at two sites in the Mediterranean Sea at depths of 2400 m and 2700 m, respectively. Three photomultiplier tubes were used to measure single counting rates and coincidence rates for pairs of tubes at various distances. The background rate is seen to consist of three components: a constant rate due to K-40 decays, a continuum rate that varies on a time scale of several hours simultaneously over distances up to at least 40 m, and random bursts a few seconds long that are only correlated in time over distances of the order of a meter. A trigger requiring coincidences between nearby photomultiplier tubes should reduce the trigger rate for a neutrino telescope to a manageable level with only a small loss in efficiency.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Astroparticle Physics, 2000, vol. 13, num. 2-3, p. 127-136
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source ANTARES Collaboration Carmona Flores, Emiliano Cases Ruiz, Ramón Hernández Rey, Juan José Zúñiga Román, Juan 2000 Background light in potential sites for the ANTARES undersea neutrino telescope Astroparticle Physics 13 2-3 127 136
dc.subject Física nuclear
dc.title Background light in potential sites for the ANTARES undersea neutrino telescope
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2016-05-25T12:12:46Z
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-6505(99)00118-8
dc.identifier.idgrec 039433

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