Study of the sensitivity of IceCube/DeepCore to atmospheric neutrino oscillations

The IceCube Collaboration

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Abstract

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory located at the geographical South Pole is the world’s largest neutrino detector. One of the design goals of its low energy extension DeepCore is to increase the sensitivity to atmospheric neutrino oscillations. IceCube/DeepCore has already seen atmospheric neutrino oscillations with high statistical significance. In this work we explore the potential of the detector to constrain competitively the atmospheric mixing parameters and to test the maximal mixing hypothesis. Based on the current performance of our oscillation analyses, IceCube/DeepCore can establish non-maximal mixing (θ23 6= 45) at the 3σ level with four years of data for sin2(2θ23) ≤ 0.90 with full systematic uncertainties at our present level of understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
StatePublished - 2013
Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2 Jul 20139 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
Volume2013-October

Conference

Conference33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period2/07/139/07/13

Keywords

  • Atmospheric neutrinos
  • DeepCore
  • IceCube
  • Icrc2013
  • Neutrino oscillations

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