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Kamioka Observatory

(Japanese underground particle detector)

Kamioka Observatory is a Japanese Cherenkov detector built in an old mine in the 1980s. Since its development, it has been used for a number of experiments, the first (KamiokaNDE) being a search for proton decay: it found none, providing evidence of how rare such decay is assuming it does occur. The following experiment, Kamiokande-II additionally aimed to detect neutrinos, and among its notable results were the collection of data revealing the solar neutrino problem, and the detection of a neutrino burst associated with SN 1987A, i.e., near in time and direction to the visible supernova.


(observatory,neutrinos)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamioka_Observatory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1987A#Neutrino_emissions
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract/1987ESOC...26..219K/abstract
http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20040130175750/http://www.phys.washington.edu/~superk/

Referenced by pages:
Baksan Neutrino Observatory (BNO)

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