Pramana

, Volume 79, Issue 5, pp 1003–1020 | Cite as

India-based Neutrino Observatory

Article

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 oscillation mass hierarchy neutrino detector 

PACS Nos

07.05.Fb 14.60.Pq 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of High Energy PhysicsTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia

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