Monday, December 20, 2010

Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) to boast world's biggest magnet

INO is setting up a neutrino observatory  in Bodi West Hills Reserved Forest in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is the first of its kind in India. INO plans to study atmospheric neutrinos. The Hills selected for this observatory is a granite block which will help in shielding the muons. This observatory will have the largest magnet 50,000 tonne magnetized iron compared to 12500 tonne in CMS detector at CERN's LHC. INO is hoping that the observatory will also detect anti neutrinos as well.

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