Contribution Poster high energy neutrinos & cosmic rays
Baikal-GVD – The Next Generation Neutrino Telescope in Lake Baikal
for the Baikal Collaboration
Session and Location
Wednesday Session, Poster Wall #192 (Ballroom)
Baikal-GVD is a next generation, kilometer-scale neutrino telescope under construction in Lake Baikal. It is designed to detect astrophysical neutrino fluxes at energies from a few TeV up to 100 PeV. GVD will be formed by multi-megaton subarrays (clusters). Each cluster consists of 8 strings each carrying 36 optical modules vertically spaced by 15 m. The bottom OM of the string is placed at a depth of 1275 meters (~ 100 m above the lake bed), the top OMs 750 meters below the lake surface. The distances between the strings in the cluster are 60 m, the distances between the cluster centers 300 m. The first cluster was deployed in 2016, the second in 2017 and the third in 2018. The full-scale GVD will be an array of ~10.000 OMs with an instrumented volume of about ~2 cubic km. The first phase (GVD-1) is planned to be completed by 2020-2021. It will comprise 8 clusters with ~2.300 OMs in total. We describe the design of Baikal-GVD and present selected results obtained in 2016 – 2017.
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