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Title: AMANDA Observations Constrain the Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Flux

Abstract

A number of experimental techniques are currently being deployed in an effort to make the first detection of ultra-high energy cosmic neutrinos. To accomplish this goal, techniques using radio and acoustic detectors are being developed, which are optimally designed for studying neutrinos with energies in the PeV-EeV range and above. Data from the AMANDA experiment, in contrast, has been used to place limits on the cosmic neutrino flux at less extreme energies (up to {approx}10 PeV). In this letter, we show that by adopting a different analysis strategy, optimized for much higher energy neutrinos, the same AMANDA data can be used to place a limit competitive with radio techniques at EeV energies. We also discuss the sensitivity of the IceCube experiment, in various stages of deployment, to ultra-high energy neutrinos.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
892504
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-06-097-A
arXiv eprint number astro-ph/0605103; TRN: US0701483
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys.Rev.Lett.97:099901,2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACOUSTICS; COSMIC NEUTRINOS; DETECTION; NEUTRINOS; SENSITIVITY; Astrophysics

Citation Formats

Halzen, Francis, /Wisconsin U., Madison, Hooper, Dan, and /Fermilab. AMANDA Observations Constrain the Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Flux. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.071101.
Halzen, Francis, /Wisconsin U., Madison, Hooper, Dan, & /Fermilab. AMANDA Observations Constrain the Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Flux. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.071101.
Halzen, Francis, /Wisconsin U., Madison, Hooper, Dan, and /Fermilab. Mon . "AMANDA Observations Constrain the Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Flux". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.071101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/892504.
@article{osti_892504,
title = {AMANDA Observations Constrain the Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Flux},
author = {Halzen, Francis and /Wisconsin U., Madison and Hooper, Dan and /Fermilab},
abstractNote = {A number of experimental techniques are currently being deployed in an effort to make the first detection of ultra-high energy cosmic neutrinos. To accomplish this goal, techniques using radio and acoustic detectors are being developed, which are optimally designed for studying neutrinos with energies in the PeV-EeV range and above. Data from the AMANDA experiment, in contrast, has been used to place limits on the cosmic neutrino flux at less extreme energies (up to {approx}10 PeV). In this letter, we show that by adopting a different analysis strategy, optimized for much higher energy neutrinos, the same AMANDA data can be used to place a limit competitive with radio techniques at EeV energies. We also discuss the sensitivity of the IceCube experiment, in various stages of deployment, to ultra-high energy neutrinos.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.071101},
journal = {Phys.Rev.Lett.97:099901,2006},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}