Pramana

, Volume 79, Issue 5, pp 1003–1020

India-based Neutrino Observatory

Authors

    • Department of High Energy PhysicsTata Institute of Fundamental Research
  • for the INO Collaboration
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12043-012-0444-9

Cite this article as:
Mondal, N.K. & for the INO Collaboration Pramana - J Phys (2012) 79: 1003. doi:10.1007/s12043-012-0444-9

Abstract

The current status of the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is summarized. The main physics goals are described followed by the motivation for building a magnetized iron calorimetric (ICAL) detector. The charge identification capability of ICAL would make it complementary to large water Cerenkov and other detectors worldwide. The status of the design of the 50 kt magnet, the construction of a prototype ICAL detector, the experience with resistive plate chambers which will be the active elements in ICAL and the status of the associated electronics and data acquisition system are discussed.

Keywords

Neutrino oscillationmass hierarchyneutrino detector

PACS Nos

07.05.Fb14.60.Pq

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2012