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

Monte Carlo simulation studies of the timing calibration accuracy required by the NEMO underwater neutrino telescope

Apr 23, 2008, 9:30 AM
20m
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

Speaker

Dr Rosario Megna (INFN Bari)

Description

The results of Monte Carlo simulation studies of the timing calibration accuracy required by the NEMO underwater neutrino telescope are presented. The NEMO Collaboration is conducting a long term R&D activity toward the installation of a km3 apparatus in the Mediterranean Sea. An optimal site has been found and characterized at 3500 m depth off the Sicilian coast. Monte Carlo simulation shows that the angular resolution of the telescope remains approximately unchanged if the offset errors of timing calibration are less than 1 ns. This value is tolerable because the apparatus performance is not significantly changed when such inaccuracies are added to the other sources of error (e.g., the accuracy position of optical modules). We also discuss about the optical background rate effect on the angular resolution of the apparatus.

Primary author

Dr Rosario Megna (INFN Bari)

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