Neutrino mass hierarchy extraction using atmospheric neutrinos in ice

Olga Mena, Irina Mocioiu, Soebur Razzaque

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Abstract

We show that the measurements of 10 GeV atmospheric neutrinos by an upcoming array of densely-packed phototubes buried deep inside the IceCube detector at the South Pole can be used to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy for values of sin 22θ13 close to the present bound, if the hierarchy is normal. These results are obtained for an exposure of 100 Mton years and systematic uncertainties up to 10%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093003
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume78
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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