Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array

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The Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array is a neutrino telescope buried in a depth of about 1500 to 1900 meters under the Antarctic ice cap. In its latest development stage, known as AMANDA-II, AMANDA is made up of an array of 681 optical modules mounted on 19 separate strings that are spread out in a circle with a diameter of 200 meters.
AMANDA detects neutrinos by measuring the Cherenkov radiation emitted by particles produced in collisions of neutrinos with nuclei of oxygen or hydrogen atoms contained in the surrounding water ice. This information can then be used to reconstruct the parameters of the neutrino, such as spatial origin and energy. Areas of research conducted with AMANDA include neutrino astronomy and the search for Dark Matter.
In 2005, AMANDA was officially terminated after nine years of operation and became part of its successor project, IceCube.

See also

Project DUMAND

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