Baikal-GVD: first results and prospects
1 Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow, 117312 Russia
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, 141980 Russia
3 Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, 664003 Russia
4 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991 Russia
5 Nizhni Novgorod State Technical University, Nizhni Novgorod, 603950 Russia
6 St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, St. Petersburg, 190008 Russia
7 Comenius University, Mlynská dolina F1, SK-842 48 Bratislava, Slovakia
8 Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic
9 EvoLogics, Germany
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Published online: 13 May 2019
Next generation cubic kilometer scale neutrino telescope Baikal-GVD is currently under construction in Lake Baikal. The detector is specially designed for search for high energies neutrinos whose sources are not yet reliably identified. Since April 2018 the telescope has been successfully operated in complex of three functionally independent clusters i.e. sub-arrays of optical modules (OMs) where now are hosted 864 OMs on 24 vertical strings. Each cluster is connected to shore by individual electro-optical cables. The effective volume of the detector for neutrino initiated cascades of relativistic particles with energy above 100 TeV has been increased up to about 0.15 km3. Preliminary results obtained with data recorded in 2016 and 2017 are discussed.
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