INR RAS - main facilities
|Baksan Neutrino Observatory|| |
Baksan Neutrino Observatoryis situated in the North Caucasus in the area of the Baksan river at a height of 1700 m above the sea level.
The underground setups are located under the mount Andyrchy (3922 m) at different distances from the entrance of the adit which is 4000 m in length.
the Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope (BUST) with a volume of 3000 cub.m. at a depth of more than 800 meters of water equivalent (m.w.e);
the highland setup Andyrchy for detecting wide atmospheric showers which is located above BUST and covers about 5*104 sq.m;
the ground-based facility Carpet comprising a Large Muon Detector, Scintillation Telescope and Neutron Monitor for studying a hard component of cosmic rays and wide atmospheric showers;
the Gallium-Germanium Neutrino Telescope with a 50 ton target of metallic gallium and a laboratory for extraction of germanium atoms located at a depth of 4700 m.w.e in the mountain rock;
low-background laboratories at the depths of 660, 1000 and 4900 m.w.e.
The Observatory is a shared research center for various experiments in the field of fundamental and applied physics.
The underground telescopes are incorporated into the world network observing the processes in space.
|Gallium-Germanium Neutrino Telescope|
studies of the internal structure and evolution of the Sun, stars, Galaxy nucleus and other objects of the Universe by detecting their neutrino emission;
studies of neutrino properties with artificial neutrino sources;
a search for new particles and super-rare processes predicted by various modern theoretical models at a sensitivity level inaccessible to other methods;
investigation of high-energy cosmic rays, gamma-astronomy, a search for gravitational waves;
studies of the influence of cosmic factors on the processes in the atmosphere and on the surface of the Earth.
|Scintillation telescope||Low-background laboratory|
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