The liquid argon TPC for the ICARUS experiment

F. Arneodo, P. Benetti, A. Bettini, A. Borio, E. Calligarich, C. Carpanese, F. Casagrande, D. Cavalli, F. Cavanna, P. Cennini, S. Centro, E. Cesana, D. Cline, R. Dolfini, A. Ferrari, A. Gigli Berzolari, G. Mannocchi, F. Mauri, C. Montanari, S. OtwinowskiS. Parlati, D. Pascoli, A. Pepato, L. Periale, G. Piano Mortari, A. Piazzoli, P. Picchi, F. Pietropaolo, A. Rappoldi, G. L. Raselli, S. Resconi, J. P. Revol, M. Rossella, C. Rossi, C. Rubbia, P. Sala, D. Scannicchio, F. Sergiampietri, S. Suzuki, M. Terrani, P. Torre, S. Ventura, M. Verdecchia, C. Vignoli, H. Wang

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The ICARUS project aims at the realisation of a large liquid argon TPC to be run at the Underground Laboratories of Gran Sasso in Italy. An intense R&D activity has put on firm grounds this new detector technology and experimentally confirmed its feasibility on a few ton scale. Based on these solid achievements, the collaboration is now confident of being able to build and safely operate a multi-kton detector. The reseach program of the experiment involves the systematic study of a wide spectrum of physical phenomena covering many orders of magnitude in the energy deposited in the detector: from the few MeV of solar neutrino interactions, to the about one GeV of the proton decay and atmospheric neutrinos, up to the higher energies of neutrinos from accelerators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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