Large Volume Detector

 The detector, installed in the hall A of the Gran Sasso National Laboratories, consists of a large amount of liquid scintillator (~1000 tons) in which neutrinos may interact, plus layers of limited streamer tubes for the detection of penetrating muons. It has a modular structure made of three "towers". LVD is mainly dedicated to the detection of neutrino bursts from stellar collapses occurring in our galaxy or in the Magellanic Clouds, but it is also useful for the study of other astrophysical phenomena through the detection of penetrating muon events.