A novel supernova detector

Cline, David B.
August 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 533 Issue 1, p124
Academic Journal
We discuss the prospects for detecting v[sub μ,τ] and v[sub τ] neutrinos from Type II supernovas using the novel detector at the Supernova Burst Observatory (SNBO) or OMNIS that is being designed for an underground laboratory in the USA. This detector would collect ∼2000 flavor selected events from a Galactic supernova and could probe neutrino mass down to a few eV, as well as the dynamics of the supernova process. We believe this is essential to further our understanding of the neutrino section of elementary particle physics.


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