India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project - Multi-Institutional Effort (Important) (Download PDF)

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INO project is building excellent underground laboratory in India. Project includes 4 construction: 1. Construction of underground laboratory with facilities at Pottipuram in Tamil Nadu. 2. Construction of Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.

Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

Map of INO Project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

3. ICAL detector is designed to address some key open problems in unique way.

4. Built National Centre for High Energy Physics at Madurai for operation of underground laboratory.

Image of India based neutrino observatory

Image of India Based Neutrino Observatory

Image of India based neutrino observatory

  • Initial goal of INO is to study neutrinos.

  • Imp. aspect of project is Development of detector technology & its varied applications.

  • Key feature of this project is INO-industry interface that has developed because of large scale of activity involved.

  • Project is sanctioned by cost of Rs. 1583 cr.

Facts of Neutrinos

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Image of Facts of Neutrinos

Image of Facts of Neutrinos

  • Charge-neutral fundamental particles have finite but small mass.

  • Fundamental particles belong to lepton family.

  • Come in 3 flavours, one associated with electrons & other with their cousins.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 29, 2018

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