Apr 22 – 24, 2008
Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon
Europe/Paris timezone

KM3NeT: optimization studies for a km3 neutrino detector

Apr 23, 2008, 11:30 AM
Salle Raimu-A (Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon)

Salle Raimu-A

Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon

Palais des Congrès Neptune Place de Besagne Centre Commercial Mayol
Contributed talk Parallel Session on Physics Parallel session on Physics


Dr Rosa Coniglione (INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud)


The KM3NeT collaboration is approaching the phase of definition of a technical project for a high energy neutrino telescope to be installed in the Mediterranean sea. In this phase MonteCarlo simulations can give constraints on some important parameters for a technical design of the detector. In this contribution the performance of a detector made of tree-dimensional structures hosting the optical modules will be compared aiming at the optimization of some parameters of the detector layout. The ANTARES software modified for a km3 detector is used. In particular, in case of structures based on bars the optimization of the bar length, and the performance of detectors equipped with optical modules with different characteristics (quantum efficiency, directionality….) will be shown.

Primary author

Dr Rosa Coniglione (INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud)

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