Performance of the first ANTARES detector line

M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, A. Albert, F. Ameli, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, J. J. Aubert, J. Aublin, R. Auer, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, Y. Becherini, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, A. Bigi, C. Bigongiari, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. BouwhuisR. Bruijn, J. Brunner, G. F. Burgio, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, G. Carminati, J. Carr, D. Castel, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, C. Colnard, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, G. De Bonis, P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, D. Drouhin, F. Druillole, T. Eberl, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, E. Falchini, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, K. Fratini, J. L. Fuda, G. Giacomelli, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Hallewell, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, J. Hößl, M. de Jong, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman*, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, S. Kuch, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, H. Laschinsky, J. Lavalle, H. Le Provost, D. Lefèvre, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, F. Lucarelli, K. Lyons, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, G. Maurin, A. Mazure, M. Melissas, E. Migneco, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, R. Ostasch, G. E. Pǎvǎlaş, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, C. Petta, P. Piattelli, C. Picq, R. Pillet, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, A. Radu, C. Reed, C. Richardt, M. Rujoiu, M. Ruppi, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, M. Spurio, G. van der Steenhoven, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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In this paper we report on the data recorded with the first Antares detector line. The line was deployed on the 14th of February 2006 and was connected to the readout 2 weeks later. Environmental data for one and a half years of running are shown. Measurements of atmospheric muons from data taken from selected runs during the first 6 months of operation are presented. Performance figures in terms of time residuals and angular resolution are given. Finally the angular distribution of atmospheric muons is presented and from this the depth profile of the muon intensity is derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Deep-sea
  • First line
  • Neutrino

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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