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

Instrumentation of A New Direction Sensitive Segmented Optical Module.

Apr 23, 2008, 2:30 PM
Salle Raimu-B (Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon)

Salle Raimu-B

Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon

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


Dr Andrea Bersani (INFN Genova)


An efficiency increase in the intermediate energy region for an underwater neutrino telescope could be an important development to gain a better sensitivity in the study of the physical processes concerning the deep universe and to have a useful tool for better detector calibration with atmospheric neutrinos. A new, direction sensitive, segmented optical module is under development in Genova: according to preliminary simulations, this kind of device can, together with a dedicated reconstruction strategy, improve by a significant factor the telescope sensitivity at low and intermediate energies. This optical module will feature a newly developed 10" Hamamatsu 4-anodic PMT coupled to a dedicated electronic to be integrated in the NEMO readout chain: the first directional OMs will be installed in the NEMO test site during the preliminary phase of the experiment.

Primary author

Dr Andrea Bersani (INFN Genova)


Dr Katia Fratini (INFN Genova)

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