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Baikal Deep Underwater Neutrino Telescope (BDUNT)

is situated at a depth of 1200 m. in the Baikal lake

winter expedition

It was constructed to study high-energy muon and neutrino fluxes in the cosmic rays, to search for rare processes of interactions and new types of elementary particles such as, for example, magnetic monopoles and massive particles which can be considered candidates to cool "dark" matter.

As far as its effective detection area (more than one thousand square metres) and controlled bulk of water ( about one million cubic metres) are concerned BDUNT is sure to be one of the world's largest high energy neutrino detectors.

BDUNT has become a powerful tool for monitoring the ecological system of the lake especially its southern part which is mostly subjected to anthropological effect.

optical module

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