PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 283 - Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (NOW2016) - Session III: Multimessanger astrophysics
Status and development of KM3NeT/ARCA
G. Riccobene* on behalf of the KM3NeT Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: March 05, 2017
Published on: June 20, 2017
The detection of a high energy neutrino flux of cosmic origin claimed by IceCube, and the results from ANTARES, have boosted the quest for building a km$^3$-sized high energy neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea. A hundred kilometers off the harbour of Portopalo di Capo Passero (Sicily) the deep-sea infrastructure to host the KM3NeT/ARCA detector is under construction. The first two Detection Units of the telescope are collecting and transmitting data, providing valuable information to validate the detector technology and the water column properties. The Phase 1 of ARCA foresees the deployment of 24 Detection Units. In this stage the detector active volume will be a factor 10 larger than ANTARES. The Phase 2 of ARCA foresees the installation of 2 blocks of 115 Detection Units (230 in total) reaching the size of 1 km$^3$, complementing and competing with IceCube in the search for astrophysical neutrino fluxes. A further expansion to a multi km$^3$-sized detector is also envisaged
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.283.0054
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