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Title: The Energy Spectrum of Atmospheric Neutrinos between 2 and 200 TeV with the AMANDA-II Detector

Abstract

The muon and anti-muon neutrino energy spectrum is determined from 2000-2003 AMANDA telescope data using regularised unfolding. This is the first measurement of atmospheric neutrinos in the energy range 2-200 TeV. The result is compared to different atmospheric neutrino models and it is compatible with the atmospheric neutrinos from pion and kaon decays. No significant contribution from charm hadron decays or extraterrestrial neutrinos is detected. The capabilities to improve the measurement of the neutrino spectrum with the successor experiment IceCube are discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Nuclear Science Division
OSTI Identifier:
986201
Report Number(s):
LBNL-3777E
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; TRN: US1006303
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79; ENERGY RANGE; HADRONS; KAONS; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; PIONS; TELESCOPES; atmospheric neutrinos; unfolding; neural net; AMANDA

Citation Formats

IceCube Collaboration, and Abbasi, R. The Energy Spectrum of Atmospheric Neutrinos between 2 and 200 TeV with the AMANDA-II Detector. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
IceCube Collaboration, & Abbasi, R. The Energy Spectrum of Atmospheric Neutrinos between 2 and 200 TeV with the AMANDA-II Detector. United States.
IceCube Collaboration, and Abbasi, R. Tue . "The Energy Spectrum of Atmospheric Neutrinos between 2 and 200 TeV with the AMANDA-II Detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986201.
@article{osti_986201,
title = {The Energy Spectrum of Atmospheric Neutrinos between 2 and 200 TeV with the AMANDA-II Detector},
author = {IceCube Collaboration and Abbasi, R.},
abstractNote = {The muon and anti-muon neutrino energy spectrum is determined from 2000-2003 AMANDA telescope data using regularised unfolding. This is the first measurement of atmospheric neutrinos in the energy range 2-200 TeV. The result is compared to different atmospheric neutrino models and it is compatible with the atmospheric neutrinos from pion and kaon decays. No significant contribution from charm hadron decays or extraterrestrial neutrinos is detected. The capabilities to improve the measurement of the neutrino spectrum with the successor experiment IceCube are discussed.},
doi = {},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {5}
}