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Images of Super-Kamiokande, IMB and test-KEK detectors.

See also description of Super-Kamiokande.

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You can find here computer generated images of simulated events in our detectors.

Images are made with help of AVS software package. Inside this package they can be interactively moved, rotated and zoomed on the screen.

All events shown here (except KEK test detector) were generated by Monte-Carlo simulation program, written by Clark. The visualizing software which produced the detector images was written by Tomasz.

Each photomultiplier tube (PMT) is represented by a square. Color of each square represents time at which the light hit the PMT. Colorless (grey) squares represent PMT's which didn't give any signal.

The angle of view is quite wide (typically 90 degrees), so the images appear distorted on the screen.

You can click on any of the small images to get full-size image (30-70 K-bytes each).

Detector images.

Super-Kamiokande inside and outside. Simulated proton decay event. This is an example of multiple ring event i.e. several particles were produced, each of them created it's own Cerenkov light cone. The light from each cone after hitting walls of the detector appears as a ring. In the outside view you can see anti-counter phototubes, spaced much more sparse then inner PMT's.

Super-Kamiokande inside and outside. 200 MeV electron is going vertically. You can see Cerenkov ring created by the electron at the bottom of the detector (red).

IMB detector. This is detector built roughly 10 years ago. It was smaller then Super-Kamiokande. As you can see it had shape of cube instead of cylinder. The picture represents the same 200 MeV electron as in the above Super-Kamiokande picture, seen by the IMB detector.

KEK test detector. This is relatively small detector built in KEK in Japan. It was placed at the end of accelerator beam. Its purpose is to verify how particles of known type end energy look like in IMB-type detector. The light, short line pointing to the middle of the blue 'blob' represents track of the particle which generated the Cerenkov light. This event was generated by Wojtek Gajewski Monte-Carlo.

Supernova SN1987A explosion.

Supernova SN1987A. Neutrino burst from it's explosion was observed by the IMB detector. Full-size picture is over 100 Kbytes.

New: More pictures at Irvine.

There are more Super-Kamiokande pictures at Stony Brook.

There are new pictures of Super-Kamiokande at University of Maryland.

You can see more Super-Kamiokande pictures in U.W. at the beginning of the page.

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