Can neutrino detectors measure energy?

1. Mar 30, 2008

smallphi

Do the neutrino detectors measure only the number of events but not the energy of the detected neutrino?

2. Mar 30, 2008

Staff Emeritus
They can measure the energy transferred from the neutrino to the detector. This is related to the neutrino energy, but it is not the exact same thing.

3. Mar 30, 2008

smallphi

I'm asking cause in the usual reports from neutrino detectors they always give the number of events fluxes, never the energy fluxes of the neutrinos.

4. Apr 1, 2008

Bachir

The experiments that are working for high energy neutrino detection using an array of PMTs can give a rough estimation of neutrino energy. I think there is a relationship between the number of photons detected and the neutrino energy.