Solar Neutron Telescope at Gornergrat (SONTEL)

Matterhorn SONTEL inside

General description

Initiated by the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, University of Nagoya, Japan a new global network was built for the identification and the study of high-energy neutrons produced in extremely energetic eruptions at the Sun.
Detector: 4 scintillators (1m x 1m x 0.4m), 64 proportional counters (veto counters)
Geographic latitude: 45.98° N
Geographic longitude: 7.78° E
Altitude: 3135m asl
In operation 1998-2017

The operation of SONTEL was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation /detectorand by the International Foundation High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (HFSJG), CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.