The AMANDA neutrino detector - Status report

R. Wischnewski, E. Andrés, X. Bai, G. Barouch, S. Barwick, R. Bay, K. Becker, L. Bergström, D. Bertrand, D. Besson, A. Biron, J. Booth, O. Botner, A. Bouchta, S. Carius, M. Carlson, W. Chinowsky, D. Chirkin, J. Conrad, D. F. CowenC. Costa, E. Dalberg, P. Desiati, J. Dewulf, T. Deyoung, P. Doksus, J. Edsjö, P. Ekström, T. Feser, G. Frichter, T. Gaisser, A. Goldschmidt, A. Goobar, A. Hallgren, F. Halzen, R. Hardtke, M. Hellwig, G. Hill, P. Hulth, S. Hundertmark, J. Jacobsen, A. Karle, J. Kim, L. Koepke, M. Kowalski, I. Kravchenko, J. Lamoureux, H. Leich, M. Leuthold, P. Lindahl, T. Liss, P. Loaiza, D. Lowder, J. Ludvig, P. Marciniewski, H. Matis, T. Miller, P. Miocinovic, P. Mock, R. Morse, T. Neunhoeffer, M. Newcomer, P. Niessen, D. Nygren, C. Pérez de los Heros, R. Porrata, P. Price, G. Przybylski, K. Rawlins, W. Rhode, S. Richter, J. Rodriguez, P. Romenesko, D. Ross, H. Rubinstein, H. Sander, U. Schäfer, T. Schmidt, E. Schneider, R. Schwarz, U. Schwendicke, A. Silvestri, G. Smoot, M. Solarz, G. Spiczak, C. Spiering, N. Starinski, P. Steffen, R. Stokstad, O. Streicher, I. Taboada, L. Thollander, T. Thon, S. Tilav, M. vander Donckt, C. Walck, C. Wiebusch, K. Woschnagg, W. Wu, G. Yodh, S. Young

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The first stage of the AMANDA High Energy Neutrino Detector at the South Pole, the 302 PMT array AMANDA-B10, is taking data since 1997. We describe results on atmospheric neutrinos, limits on indirect WIMP detection, seasonal muon flux variation, relativistic monopole flux limits, a search for gravitational collapse neutrinos, and a depth scan of the optical ice properties. The next stage 19-string detector AMANDA-II with ∼650 PMTs will be completed in spring 2000.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - May 2000


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