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Title: Neutrino oscillations with IceCube DeepCore and PINGU

The IceCube neutrino telescope was augmented with the DeepCore infill array, completed in the 2010/11 austral summer, to enhance its response to neutrinos below 100 GeV. At these energies, neutrino oscillation effects are visible in the flux of atmospheric neutrinos traversing path lengths comparable to the Earth's diameter. Initial measurements of muon neutrino disappearance parameters using data from DeepCore are presented, as well as an estimate of potential future precision. In addition, plans for a Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade (PINGU), which could permit determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy within the coming decade, are discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;
  1. Dept. of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390633
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1630; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: VLVvT 13: 6. International Workshop on Very Large Volumte Neutrino Telescopes, Stockholm (Sweden), 5-7 Aug 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; GEV RANGE; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; MUON NEUTRINOS; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; TELESCOPE COUNTERS