EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 191, 2018XXth International Seminar on High Energy Physics (QUARKS-2018)
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|Published online||31 October 2018|
Baikal-GVD: status and prospects
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 EvoLogics, Berlin, Germany
8 Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
9 Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
Published online: 31 October 2018
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 is formed by multi-megaton subarrays (clusters). The array construction started in 2015 by deployment of a reduced-size demonstration cluster named "Dubna" . The first cluster in it’s baseline configuration was deployed in 2016, the second in 2017 and the third in 2018. The full-scale GVD will be an array of ~10.000 light sensors with an instrumented volume about of 2 cubic km. The first phase (GVD-1) is planned to be completed by 2020-2021. It will comprise 8 clusters with 2304 light sensors in total. We describe the design of Baikal-GVD and present selected results obtained in 2015 - 2017.
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