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Title: Flavor ratios of extragalactic neutrinos and neutrino shortcuts in extra dimensions

Abstract

The recent measurement of high energy extragalactic neutrinos by the IceCube Collaboration has opened a new window to probe non-standard neutrino properties. Among other effects, sterile neutrino altered dispersion relations (ADRs) due to shortcuts in an extra dimension can significantly affect astrophysical flavor ratios. We discuss two limiting cases of this effect, first active-sterile neutrino oscillations with a constant ADR potential and second an MSW-like resonant conversion arising from geodesics oscillating around the brane in an asymmetrically warped extra dimension. We demonstrate that the second case has the potential to suppress significantly the flux of specific flavors such as ν{sub μ} or ν{sub τ} at high energies.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Fakultät für Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund,44221 Dortmund (Germany)
  2. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Hawaii,Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
SCOAP3, CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
OSTI Identifier:
22458386
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: JCAP10(2015)005; OAI: oai:repo.scoap3.org:12108; Article funded by SCOAP3. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ASTROPHYSICS; DISPERSION RELATIONS; EXPERIMENT RESULTS; FLAVOR MODEL; GEODESICS; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; PROBES

Citation Formats

Aeikens, Elke, Päs, Heinrich, Pakvasa, Sandip, and Sicking, Philipp. Flavor ratios of extragalactic neutrinos and neutrino shortcuts in extra dimensions. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/005.
Aeikens, Elke, Päs, Heinrich, Pakvasa, Sandip, & Sicking, Philipp. Flavor ratios of extragalactic neutrinos and neutrino shortcuts in extra dimensions. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/005.
Aeikens, Elke, Päs, Heinrich, Pakvasa, Sandip, and Sicking, Philipp. Fri . "Flavor ratios of extragalactic neutrinos and neutrino shortcuts in extra dimensions". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/005.
@article{osti_22458386,
title = {Flavor ratios of extragalactic neutrinos and neutrino shortcuts in extra dimensions},
author = {Aeikens, Elke and Päs, Heinrich and Pakvasa, Sandip and Sicking, Philipp},
abstractNote = {The recent measurement of high energy extragalactic neutrinos by the IceCube Collaboration has opened a new window to probe non-standard neutrino properties. Among other effects, sterile neutrino altered dispersion relations (ADRs) due to shortcuts in an extra dimension can significantly affect astrophysical flavor ratios. We discuss two limiting cases of this effect, first active-sterile neutrino oscillations with a constant ADR potential and second an MSW-like resonant conversion arising from geodesics oscillating around the brane in an asymmetrically warped extra dimension. We demonstrate that the second case has the potential to suppress significantly the flux of specific flavors such as ν{sub μ} or ν{sub τ} at high energies.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/005},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 10,
volume = 2015,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 02 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Fri Oct 02 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}