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Detectability of Supernova Neutrinos with an Existing Proton Decay Detector

LoSecco, J. M. (1984) Detectability of Supernova Neutrinos with an Existing Proton Decay Detector. Science, 224 (4644). pp. 56-58. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.224.4644.56.

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The 8000-ton water IMB nucleon decay detector has good sensitivity to the neutrino burst associated with the collapse of stars. It is particularly sensitive to the ve charged current interactions with protons but can also record other neutrino interactions through ve scattering. Signal, noise, physics objectives, and detector modifications that would enhance burst detection are discussed. The objectives include astrophysical questions about the pulse structure and power. It also may be possible with a distant source to study neutrino masses and neutrino oscillations.

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Additional Information:© 1984 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 28 January 1983; accepted 24 June 1983. The IMB detector is a collaborative effort of the University of California at Irvine, the University of Michigan, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology, Cleveland State University, the University of Hawaii, University College London, and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The members of the collaboration are R. M. Bionta, G. Blewitt, C. B. Bratton, B. G. Cortez, S. Errede, G. W. Foster, W. Gajewski, M. Goldhaber, T. Haines, T. W. Jones, W. R. Kropp, J. Learned, E. Lehmann, J. M. LoSecco, P. V. Ramana Murthy, F. Reines, J. Schultz, E. Shumard, D. Sinclair,.D. W. Smith, H. Sobel, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, R. Svoboda, J.C. van der Velde, and C. Wuest. This work has benefited from the combined efforts of the members of the IMB collaboration. In particular, E. Shumard has made contributions to the detector implementation. Discussions with H. Bethe, A. Yahil, A. Burrows, J. Applegate, and J. Wilson are gratefully acknowledged. Supported in part by the Department of Energy under contract DEAC03-81-ER40050 and by the Research Corporation.
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Official Citation:Detectability of Supernova Neutrinos with an Existing Proton Decay Detector J. M. LOSECCO Science 6 April 1984: 224 (4644), 56-58. [DOI:10.1126/science.224.4644.56]
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