The most powerful scintillator supernovae detector: LVD

M. Aglietta, B. Alpat, E. D. Alyea, P. Antonioli, G. Anzivino, G. Badino, Y. Ban, G. Bari, M. Basile, A. Benelli, V. S. Berezinsky, L. Bergamasco, S. Bianco, A. Bizzetti, G. Bruni, Y. Cao, G. Cara Romeo, R. Casaccia, C. Castagnoli, A. CastellinaK. Chen, R. Chen, J. A. Chinellato, L. Cifarelli, G. Cini, S. Cong, A. Contin, V. L. Dadikin, M. Dardo, A. De Silva, M. Deutsch, L. G. Dos Santos, R. I. Enikeev, F. L. Fabbri, W. Fulgione, P. Galeotti, P. L. Ghia, P. Giusti, F. Grianti, S. Gu, E. S. Hafen, P. Haridas, G. Iacobucci, N. Inoue, F. F. Khalchukov, E. V. Korolkova, P. V. Kortchaguin, V. B. Kortchaguin, V. A. Kudryavtsev, G. Landi, K. Lau, X. Lin, L. Lu, J. Ma, Z. Ma, G. Maccarrone, A. S. Malguin, Z. Mao, M. A. Markov, T. Massam, B. Mayes, N. Mengotti Silva, A. Misaki, G. H. Mo, B. Monteleoni, C. Morello, J. Moromisato, R. Nania, G. Navarra, L. Panaro, D. Parks, P. G. Pelfer, L. Periale, P. Picchi, P. Pinna, L. Pinsky, I. A. Pless, M. Pu, J. Pyrlyk, J. Qiu, V. G. Ryasny, O. G. Ryazhskaya, O. Saavedra, K. Saitoh, D. Sanders, G. Sartorelli, S. Sarwar, D. Shen, V. P. Talochkin, H. Tang, J. Tang, W. Tian, G. C. Trinchero, A. Turtelli, I. Uman, P. Vallania, S. Vernetto, E. von Goeler, L. Votano, T. Wada, F. Wang, H. Wang, S. Wang, R. Weathers, R. Weinstein, M. Widgoff, L. Xu, Z. Xu, V. F. Yakushev, I. Yamamoto, G. Yi, A. Zallo, G. T. Zatsepin, X. Zhou, Q. Zhu, X. Zhu, B. Zhuan, A. Zichichi

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The Large Volume Detector (LVD) in the Gran Sasso underground Laboratory is a multipurpose detector consisting of a large volume of liquid scintillator interleaved with limited streamer tubes. In this paper we discuss its power to study low-energy cosmic neutrinos. The results show that the first LVD tower (368 tons of liquid scintillator) is well suited to detect neutrinos from gravitational stellar collapses within all of our Galaxy over a wide range of burst duration (up to a few hundred seconds). No burst candidates have been observed in the first two months of data taking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1793-1804
Number of pages12
JournalLa Rivista del Nuovo Cimento
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • 94.40 - Cosmic-ray interactions with the Earth
  • 96.40.Qr - Neutrino studies


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