This review describes telescopes designed to study neutrinos from astrophysical sources. These sources include the sun and supernovae emitting neutrino energies up to tens of MeV, atmospheric neutrino sources caused by cosmic ray interactions, and other sources generating neutrino energies ranging up to 1×1020 eV. Measurements with these telescopes also provide information on neutrino properties, including clear evidence for neutrino flavor change. Telescopes in operation in the past and present are described, along with plans for future instruments to expand this rapidly growing field of particle astrophysics.
Review of Scientific Instruments
- Pub Date:
- February 2004
- Neutrino muon pion and other elementary particle detectors;
- cosmic ray detectors;
- 28 pages, 31 figures, Invited review article submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments May 19, 2003