Super-Kamiokande is a 50,000 ton water Cerenkov detector located at a depth of 2700 meters water equivalent in the Kamioka Mozumi mine in Japan.
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The Super Kamiokande

Super-Kamiokande is a neutrino detector located in the Kamioka Mozumi mine in Japan. Water fills this huge tank. In fact, it is the world's largest underground neutrino detector.

Super-Kamiokande is a big cylinder. Its dimensions are about 40 m in diameter and 40 m in height. The walls are covered with about 13,000 photomultiplier tubes (PMT's). These are very sensitive devices that help scientists track neutrinos.

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