Can neutrino detectors measure energy?

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

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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