Super Kamiokande



 
 
 
 

Super-Kamiokande is a 50,000 ton ring-imaging water Cerenkov detector located at a depth of 2700 meters water equivalent in the Kamioka Mozumi mine in Japan. Super-K was designed to search for proton decay, and to studyatmosphericand solar neutrinos. Super-K has found evidence of the transformation of muon type neutrinos to tau type neutrinos. This is strong evidence that neutrinos have a small, but finite mass.