Atmospheric neutrino oscillations and tau neutrinos in ice

Gerardo Giordano, Olga Mena, Irina Mocioiu

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Abstract

The main goal of the IceCube Deep Core Array is to search for neutrinos of astrophysical origins. Atmospheric neutrinos are commonly considered as a background for these searches. We show here that cascade measurements in the Ice Cube Deep Core Array can provide strong evidence for tau neutrino appearance in atmospheric neutrino oscillations. Controlling systematic uncertainties will be the limiting factor in the analysis. A careful study of these tau neutrinos is crucial, since they constitute an irreducible background for astrophysical neutrino detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113008
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume81
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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