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Searches for and Characterization of Astrophysical Neutrinos using Starting Track Events in IceCube

IceCube Collaboration; Silva, Manuel; Abbasi, Rasha; Ackermann, Markus; Adams, Jenni; Aguilar, Juanan; Ahlers, M.; Ahrens, Maryon; Alispach, Cyril Martin; Alves Junior, Antonio Augusto 1; Amin, Najia Moureen Binte; An, Rui; Andeen, Karen; Anderson, Tyler; Anton, Gisela; Arguelles, Carlos; Ashida, Yosuke; Axani, Spencer; Bai, Xinhua; ... mehr


The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a cubic kilometer-sized detector designed to detect neutrinos of astrophysical origin. However, muons created by cosmic rays interacting in the atmosphere pose a significant background for these astrophysical neutrinos particularly in the southern equatorial sky. Identifying neutrino events that start in the detector allows us to reduce the atmospheric muon component while retaining a high rate of starting neutrino events. The method presented today also rejects atmospheric neutrinos if they are accompanied by muons from the same cosmic ray shower, lowering the 50% purity threshold for astrophysical-to-atmospheric neutrinos from 100 TeV to ~10 TeV at declinations less than -25°. We use 10% (burn sample) of 9.5 years IceCube data to demonstrate the status of this dataset. We outline a planned measurement of the diffuse neutrino flux inclusive of theoretical and detector systematic uncertainties. In addition, we discuss searches for neutrino point sources and diffuse galactic plane neutrino emission in the Southern sky and plans to release high astrophysical-purity real-time alerts to the multi-messenger community.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138606
Veröffentlicht am 06.10.2021
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.1130
Zitationen: 1
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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: 1000138606
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.: 1130
Serie Pos proceedings of science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 10.07.2021
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