July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

On the feasibility of the radar detection of high-energy cosmic neutrinos

Aug 1, 2015, 3:00 PM
Yangtze 1 (World Forum)

Yangtze 1

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
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We discuss the feasibility of the radar detection technique as a method for detecting high-energy cosmic neutrinos. When a high-energy neutrino interacts in a dens medium such as ice or rock, a particle cascade will be induced. While traversing through, the cascade will ionize the medium. We discuss the radar detection technique as a probe for the detection of the induced ionization plasma. The feasibility of the method depends on several crucial parameters of the plasma, such as its density and lifetime which will be discussed in detail. Taking into account for these plasma parameters an energy threshold of several PeV for the primary cascade-inducing neutrino is obtained. This allows the method, if shown successful, to cover the currently existing energy gap between several PeV where IceCube runs out of statistics, and several EeV where the Askaryan radio detectors start to become sensitive.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 189
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