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Title: Calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux using the interaction model calibrated with atmospheric muon data

Abstract

Using the 'modified DPMJET-III' model explained in the previous paper [T. Sanuki et al., preceding Article, Phys. Rev. D 75, 043005 (2007).], we calculate the atmospheric neutrino flux. The calculation scheme is almost the same as HKKM04 [M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara, and S. Midorikawa, Phys. Rev. D 70, 043008 (2004).], but the usage of the 'virtual detector' is improved to reduce the error due to it. Then we study the uncertainty of the calculated atmospheric neutrino flux summarizing the uncertainties of individual components of the simulation. The uncertainty of K-production in the interaction model is estimated using other interaction models: FLUKA'97 and FRITIOF 7.02, and modifying them so that they also reproduce the atmospheric muon flux data correctly. The uncertainties of the flux ratio and zenith angle dependence of the atmospheric neutrino flux are also studied.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21011038
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.043006; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ERRORS; F CODES; H CODES; KAONS; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION

Citation Formats

Honda, M., Kajita, T., Kasahara, K., Midorikawa, S., and Sanuki, T. Calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux using the interaction model calibrated with atmospheric muon data. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.043006.
Honda, M., Kajita, T., Kasahara, K., Midorikawa, S., & Sanuki, T. Calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux using the interaction model calibrated with atmospheric muon data. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.043006.
Honda, M., Kajita, T., Kasahara, K., Midorikawa, S., and Sanuki, T. Thu . "Calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux using the interaction model calibrated with atmospheric muon data". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.043006.
@article{osti_21011038,
title = {Calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux using the interaction model calibrated with atmospheric muon data},
author = {Honda, M. and Kajita, T. and Kasahara, K. and Midorikawa, S. and Sanuki, T},
abstractNote = {Using the 'modified DPMJET-III' model explained in the previous paper [T. Sanuki et al., preceding Article, Phys. Rev. D 75, 043005 (2007).], we calculate the atmospheric neutrino flux. The calculation scheme is almost the same as HKKM04 [M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara, and S. Midorikawa, Phys. Rev. D 70, 043008 (2004).], but the usage of the 'virtual detector' is improved to reduce the error due to it. Then we study the uncertainty of the calculated atmospheric neutrino flux summarizing the uncertainties of individual components of the simulation. The uncertainty of K-production in the interaction model is estimated using other interaction models: FLUKA'97 and FRITIOF 7.02, and modifying them so that they also reproduce the atmospheric muon flux data correctly. The uncertainties of the flux ratio and zenith angle dependence of the atmospheric neutrino flux are also studied.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.043006},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 4,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}