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dc.contributor.author Adrián Martínez, Silvia es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ageron, M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Aharonian, F. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Aiello, S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Albert, A. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ameli, F. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Anassontzis, E.G. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Anghinolfi, M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Anton, G. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Anvar, S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ardid Ramírez, Miguel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Asmundis, R. de es_ES
dc.contributor.author Balasi, K. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Llorens Alvarez, Carlos David es_ES
dc.contributor.author Martínez Mora, Juan Antonio es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-02T11:24:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-02T11:24:21Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09
dc.identifier.issn 1434-6044
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/63334
dc.description.abstract [EN] The first prototype of a photo-detection unit of the future KM3NeT neutrino telescope has been deployed in the deepwaters of the Mediterranean Sea. This digital optical module has a novel design with a very large photocathode area segmented by the use of 31 three inch photomultiplier tubes. It has been integrated in the ANTARES detector for in-situ testing and validation. This paper reports on the first months of data taking and rate measurements. The analysis results highlight the capabilities of the new module design in terms of background suppression and signal recognition. The directionality of the optical module enables the recognition of multiple Cherenkov photons from the same 40K decay and the localisation of bioluminescent activity in the neighbourhood. The single unit can cleanly identify atmospheric muons and provide sensitivity to the muon arrival directions. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors wish to thank the ANTARES collaboration for agreeing to the installation of the DOM in the detector and for the technical support given. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community Sixth Framework Programme under Contract 011937 and the Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement 212525. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Springer Verlag (Germany): SCOAP3 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Neutrino telescope es_ES
dc.subject KM3NET es_ES
dc.subject Digital Optical Module es_ES
dc.subject Photo-detection es_ES
dc.subject Bioluminiscent activity es_ES
dc.subject Recognition Multiple Cherenkov Photons es_ES
dc.subject Atmosforic Photons es_ES
dc.subject.classification FISICA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title Deep sea tests of a prototype of the KM3NeT digital optical module es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3056-3
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/212525/EU/Preparatory Phase for a Deep Sea Facility in the Mediterranean for Neutrino Astronomy and Associated Sciences/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP6/011937/EU/KM3NeT Design Study/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integral de Zonas Costeras - Institut d'Investigació per a la Gestió Integral de Zones Costaneres es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Física Aplicada - Departament de Física Aplicada es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Politécnica Superior de Gandia - Escola Politècnica Superior de Gandia es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Adrián Martínez, S.; Ageron, M.; Aharonian, F.; Aiello, S.; Albert, A.; Ameli, F.; Anassontzis, E.... (2014). Deep sea tests of a prototype of the KM3NeT digital optical module. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields. 74(3056):1-8. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3056-3 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3056-3 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 8 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 74 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3056 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 273926 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1434-6052
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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