Hej! Our prototyping activities are going on 🙂 After a successful operation of the carbon fibre tanks, we are now completing the prototype setup with two brand-new water tanks made of steel. Here Michael, Mohan and Mark are in front… Read moreA new type of water tank!
Hej! Finally, all our Phase-I ALTO detectors are taking data. The second muon detector still needs to be filled with additional scintillator liquid, and we will do this soon. The Phase-I of the ALTO prototype consists in the operation of… Read moreAll Phase-I ALTO detectors taking data!
Hej! We now have the possibility to send a live stream of the cosmic ray events detected by the ALTO prototype at Linnaeus University. Check it out on our website and have fun!
Hej! After additional testing needed to understand our new detector element, we finally got the first ALTO muon detector taking data properly with all the other detectors included in the prototype. Temperatures in Växjö have already reached -12 degrees and… Read moreFirst muon carpet taking data with all other detectors!
Hej! Today we received the first muon detector that we will fill with a liquid called “scintillator” next week. Next week we will also install the photomultiplier which will record the photons emitted by the passage of particles in the… Read moreFirst muon detector “carpet” installed!
Hej! Finally, the first muon detector is ready, and we will receive it in the following weeks. Here is a picture of the flat box, which is 10 cm high and 3 m in diameter, and which is quite a challenge to… Read moreFirst ALTO muon detector ready!
Hej! Here are some events seen in the prototype setup at Linnaeus University in Växjö. Thanks to Jean-Pierre we have a super event display! We are still waiting for the final scintillator detectors, and as you may see, one Cherenkov… Read moreSee some ALTO events in this video!
Hej! We are happy to announce that the muon detectors of the ALTO prototypes are currently under production in TBS Yard AB! We look forward to receiving them so that we can start to operate these together with the water… Read moreProduction of the muon detectors started!
Hej! Waiting for the final large ALTO scintillator detectors which we now ordered, in order to do some tests, we equipped the prototype site with smaller plastic and liquid scintillators recycled from another older experiment in France. Here below in… Read moreScintillators taking data together with the Cherenkov detectors
Hej! With a bit of delay, we are now updating the status of the ALTO prototype project on our Blog. On May the 25th our two water tanks were completely filled with water and the data taking started at 17:00… Read moreData taking with ALTO water Cherenkov tanks ongoing since May the 25th