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2010-06-12 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 1 page(s)

Kohnen Georges , IceCube Collaboration , "Optimization of final configuration of IceCube for increased high energy response" in Journal of Physics. Conference Series, 136, 042059

  • Edition : Institute of Physics (United Kingdom)
  • Codes CREF : Physique des particules élémentaires (DI1221), Astrophysique (DI1455)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Physique nucléaire et subnucléaire (S824)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) The IceCube detector, planned to reach 1 km3 in the next 3 years, is now 50% complete with 40 strings deployed in the ice and 40 IceTop stations installed on the surface. To im- prove the sensitivity of IceCube to high-energy neutrinos, the spacing between strings de- ployed in the detector’s last construction phase may be increased. We consider several final detector geometry possibilities, and demonstrate that a substantial increase in the expected number of neutrino events with energies from 0.5 to 500 PeV, and a similar improvement for the signal expectation from GZK neutrinos, can be achieved.

Identifiants :
  • DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/136/4/042059