Ultra high energy neutrinos are produced by the interaction of hadronic cosmic rays with the cosmic radiation background. More exotic scenarios like topological defects or new hadrons predict even larger fluxes. In particular, Earth-skimming tau neutrinos could be detected by the fluorescence detector (FD) of Pierre Auger Observatory. A detailed evaluation of the expected number of events has been performed for a wide class of neutrino flux models. An updated computation of the neutrino-nucleon cross section and of the tau energy losses has been carried out. For the most optimistic theoretical models, about one Earth skimming neutrino event is expected in several years at FD

Earth-Skimming UHE tau neutrinos at the Fluorescence Detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory

PERRONE, Lorenzo;
2005

Abstract

Ultra high energy neutrinos are produced by the interaction of hadronic cosmic rays with the cosmic radiation background. More exotic scenarios like topological defects or new hadrons predict even larger fluxes. In particular, Earth-skimming tau neutrinos could be detected by the fluorescence detector (FD) of Pierre Auger Observatory. A detailed evaluation of the expected number of events has been performed for a wide class of neutrino flux models. An updated computation of the neutrino-nucleon cross section and of the tau energy losses has been carried out. For the most optimistic theoretical models, about one Earth skimming neutrino event is expected in several years at FD
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11587/104848
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact