Simulated neutrino event

Simulated neutrino event

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Caption: Simulated neutrino event. Computer simulation of a neutrino interaction event in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). In the heart of the SNO is a tank containing 1000 tonnes of deuterium oxide (heavy water, white circle). Here, a deuterium nucleus has captured a neutrino, ejecting a high-energy electron as a result. Cerenkov light emitted by this electron is detected by some of the 10, 000 photomultiplier tubes lining the geodesic support (magenta), allowing the event to be detected and classified. The SNO will be built in a cavern 2115 metres underground near Sudbury, Canada, and will start operations in 1996.

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Keywords: computer screen, electronic display, event, neutrino, neutrino astronomy, neutrino detector, particle detector, particle physics research, particles, simulated event, simulation, sno, sudbury neutrino observatory, track, tracks

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