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Comprehensive approach to tau-lepton production by high-energy tau neutrinos propagating through the Earth

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Autor(es):
Alvarez-Muniz, Jaime [1, 2] ; Carvalho, Jr., Washington R. [3] ; Payet, Kevin [4, 5] ; Romero-Wolf, Andres [6] ; Schoorlemmer, Harm [7] ; Zas, Enrique [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Santiago Compostela, Dept Fis Particulas, Santiago De Compostela 15782 - Spain
[2] Univ Santiago Compostela, Inst Galego Fis Altas Enerxias, Santiago De Compostela 15782 - Spain
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Rua Matao 1371, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Joseph Fourier Grenoble I, F-75010 Paris - France
[5] La Javaness, F-75010 Paris - France
[6] CALTECH, Jet Prop Lab, Pasadena, CA 91109 - USA
[7] Max Planck Inst Kernphys, D-69117 Heidelberg - Germany
Número total de Afiliações: 7
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Physical Review D; v. 97, n. 2 JAN 26 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 18
Resumo

There has been a recent surge in interest in the detection of tau-lepton-induced air showers from detectors at altitude. When a tau neutrino (v(tau)) enters the Earth, it produces t leptons as a result of nuclear charged-current interactions. In some cases, this process results in a t lepton exiting the surface of the Earth, which can subsequently decay in the atmosphere and produce an extensive air shower. These upward-going air showers can be detected via fluorescence, optical Cherenkov, or geomagnetic radio emission. Several experiments have been proposed to detect these signals. We present a comprehensive simulation of the production of t leptons by v(tau)'s propagating through Earth to aid the design of future experiments. These simulations for v(tau)'s and leptons in the energy range from 10(15) eV to 1021 eV treat the full range of incidence angles from Earth-skimming to diametrically traversing. Propagation of v(tau)'s and leptons includes the effects of rock and an ocean or ice layer of various thicknesses. The interaction models include v(tau')s regeneration and account for uncertainties in the Standard Model neutrino cross section and in the photonuclear contribution to the t energy-loss rate. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/15735-1 - Investigação da composição dos raios cósmicos de ultra alta energia utilizando a técnica de detecção por rádio
Beneficiário:Washington Rodrigues de Carvalho Junior
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado