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A Search for Neutrino Sources with Cascade Events in IceCube

IceCube Collaboration; Sclafani, Stephen; 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


IceCube has discovered a flux of astrophysical neutrinos, and more recently has used muon-neutrino datasets to present evidence for one source; a flaring blazar known as TXS 0506+056. However, the sources responsible for the majority of the astrophysical neutrino flux remain elusive. Opening up new channels for detection can improve sensitivity and increase the discovery potential. In this work we present a new neutrino dataset relying heavily on Deep-Neural-Networks (DNN) to select cascade events produced from neutral-current interactions of all flavors and charged-current interactions with flavors other than muon-neutrino. The speed of DNN processing makes it possible to select events in near realtime with a single GPU. Cascade events have reduced angular resolution when compared to muon-neutrino events, however the resulting dataset has a lower energy threshold in the Southern Sky and a lower background rate. These benefits lead to an factor of 2-3 improvement in sensitivity to sources in the Southern Sky when compared to muon-neutrino datasets. This dataset is particularly promising for identifying transient neutrino sources in the Southern Sky and neutrino production from the galactic plane.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138620
Veröffentlicht am 06.10.2021
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.1150
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: 1000138620
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.: 1150
Serie Pos proceedings of science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.07.2021
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