The macro detector at the Gran Sasso Laboratory Academic Article uri icon


  • The MACRO detector is presently under construction, its installation at Gran Sasso being planned to start in September 1987. It is a large area detector, the acceptance for isotropic particle fluxes being around 10 000 m2 sr, designed to search for rare phenomena in the cosmic radiation. It makes use of three detection techniques: liquid scintillator counters, plastic streamer tubes, and track-etch. It will perform a search for GUT monopoles (or any supermassive charged penetrating particle), a survey of cosmic point sources of HE gammas and neutrinos, a systematic study of the penetrating cosmic ray muons, and will be sensitive to neutrino bursts from gravitational stellar collapses in the Galaxy. © 1988.

author list (cited authors)

  • Collaboration, T. M., Calicchio, M., Case, G., Demarzo, C., Erriquez, O., Favuzzi, C., ... Trower, P.

citation count

  • 43

publication date

  • February 1988