Parallel Session H: Atmospheric neutrino phenomenology
- maurizio spurio (University of Bologna (Italy))
- Tyce DeYoung (UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND)
- Thomas Eberl (Erlangen University)
- Spencer Klein ()
Dr Carla Distefano (LNS-INFN)
The gSeaGen code simulates neutrino-induced events detectable by an underwater neutrino detector. The code is an application based on GENIE (Generates Events for Neutrino Interaction Experiments), a set of libraries developed with the purpose to have a "canonical" Monte Carlo for neutrino interaction physics. The gSeaGen code is able to generate events induced by all neutrino flavours, taking...
Maria Vittoria Garzelli
Prompt lepton fluxes are basic backgrounds in the search of high-energy neutrinos of astrophysical origin, performed by means of full-size neutrino telescopes located at Earth, under ice or under water. Predictions for these fluxes are provided on the basis of up-to-date theoretical results for charm hadroproduction in perturbative QCD, together with a comprehensive discussion of the various...
Joakim Sandroos (Universität Mainz, IceCube)
Next generation atmospheric low-energy neutrino detectors, will be able to measure neutrinos with energies of a few GeV. In this energy range the primary signal below the horizon is neutrino secondaries from cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere. The measured event rate will depend on the neutrino mass hierarchy, allowing determination of the Neutrino mass hierarchy to a significance level...
Dr Askhat Gazizov (GSSI/DESY)
We present an updated set of (anti)neutrino-nucleon charged and neutral current scattering cross-sections with an emphasis on intermediate energies between ~ 3 GeV and ~ 100 GeV. These cross-sections can be used for reconstruction and analysis of events in the future PINGU, ORCA and Hyper-Kamiokande experiments and for detector parameters optimization. Dynamic effects due to the finite...
Neutrinos have favorable properties for measuring the elemental composition deep inside the earth's interior. First, they propagate a long distance almost undisturbed through the earth due to their weak interactions with matter. Secondly, neutrino oscillations in matter are sensitive to the electron density of the medium traversed by them, rather than the nucleus density. Using our knowledge...
33. Measurement of the Atmospheric Muon Neutrino Energy Spectrum with IceCube in the 79- and 86-Ctring Configuration
Tim Ruhe (TU Dortmund)
IceCube is a neutrino telescope with an instrumented volume of one cubic kilometer. A total of 5160 Digital Optical Modules (DOMs) is deployed on 86 strings forming a three dimensional detector array. Although primarily designed for the detection of neutrinos from astrophysical sources, the detector can be used for spectral measurements of atmospheric neutrinos. These spectral measurements are...