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India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project
September 8, 20162:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project


Naba Mondal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is a proposed underground facility in the southern part of India. The project envisage the construction of an underground laboratory with a large cavern of dimensions. 132m X 26 X 20m to house a 50 kiloton magnetized iron tracking calorimeter detector (ICAL) to study experiments. There will be at least 1.2 km rock overburden in all directions. INO-ICAL detector will have a modular structure of total lateral size 48mX16m and will consist of a stack of 150 horizontal layers. The active detector elements are resistive plate chambers (RPCs), made up of a pair of 3mm thick glass plates of area 2mX2m, seperated by 2mm spacers. The main physics goals of INO-ICAL detector are: 1) Accurate determination of the atmosperic parameters. 2) Determination of neutrino mass hierarchy. 3) Resolving the octant ambiguity. 4) Study of non-standard interactions, CPT violation, long range forces, ulta-high energy muon fluxes.

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