Atmospheric muon neutrino analysis with IceCube

J. Pretz

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Abstract

The heart of the IceCube neutrino observatory is a cubic kilometer Cherenkov detector being constructed in the deep ice under the geographic South Pole. IceCube is sensitive to high-energy muon neutrinos and muon anti-neutrinos by detecting the secondary muon produced when the neutrino interacts in or near the instrumented volume. The principal source of muon neutrinos are neutrinos from the decay of hadrons in cosmic-ray air showers. IceCube operated during 2006 with 9 out of 80 anticipated strings in the ice. I will demonstrate that IceCube can find and reconstruct atmospheric neutrinos with high efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1315-1318
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: Jul 3 2007Jul 11 2007

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Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period7/3/077/11/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Pretz, J. (2007). Atmospheric muon neutrino analysis with IceCube. 1315-1318. Paper presented at 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.