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The Surface Array planned for IceCube-Gen2

The IceCube Gen2 Collaboration; Schroeder, Frank; Abbasi, Rasha; Ackermann, Markus; Adams, Jenni; Aguilar, Juanan; Ahlers, M.; Ahrens, Maryon; Alispach, Cyril Martin; Allison, Patrick; Alves Junior, Antonio Augusto 1; Amin, Najia Moureen Binte; An, Rui; Andeen, Karen; Anderson, Tyler; Anton, Gisela; Arguelles, Carlos; Arlen, Tim; Ashida, Yosuke; ... mehr


IceCube-Gen2, the extension of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, will feature three main components: an optical array in the deep ice, a large-scale radio array in the shallow ice and firn, and a surface detector above the optical array. Thus, IceCube-Gen2 will not only be an excellent detector for PeV neutrinos, but also constitutes a unique setup for the measurement of cosmic-ray air showers, where the electromagnetic component and low-energy muons are measured at the surface and high-energy muons are measured in the ice. As for ongoing enhancement of IceCube’s current surface array, IceTop, we foresee a combination of elevated scintillation and radio detectors for the Gen2 surface array, aiming at high measurement accuracy for air showers. The science goals are manifold: The in-situ measurement of the cosmic-ray flux and mass composition, as well as more thorough tests of hadronic interaction models, will improve the understanding of muons and atmospheric neutrinos detected in the ice, in particular, regarding prompt muons. Moreover, the surface array provides a cosmic-ray veto for the in-ice detector and contributes to the calibration of the optical and radio arrays. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138535
Veröffentlicht am 06.10.2021
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0407
Zitationen: 2
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik (ETP)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 18.03.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000138535
HGF-Programm 51.13.04 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Technologien
Erschienen in Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021), Ed.: A. Kappes
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 407
Serie Pos proceedings of science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.07.2021
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