Horizontal muons and a search for AGN neutrinos in Soudan 2

D. DeMuth, G. J. Alner, D. Ayres, W. L. Barrett, P. Border, D. J.A. Cockerill, J. H. Cobb, H. Courant, T. Fields, H. Gallagher, Maury C. Goodman, R. Gran, T. Joffe-Minor, T. Kafka, S. Kasahara, P. J. Litchfield, W. A. Mann, M. Marshak, R. Milburn, W. MillerL. Mualem, A. Napier, W. Oliver, G. F. Pearce, E. Peterson, D. Petyt, K. Ruddick, M. Sanchez, J. Schneps, A. Sousa, B. Speakman, J. Thron, H. J. Trost, J. Uretsky, G. Villaume, N. West

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Abstract

We measure the horizontal ( cos(θz) <0.14 corresponding to a slant depth cut 14 kmwe) neutrino-induced muon flux (Eμ>1.8 GeV) in Soudan 2 to be 4.01 ± 0.50 ±0.30 ×10-13 cm-2 s-1. From the absence of horizontal muons with large energy loss, we set a limit on the flux of muon neutrinos from active galactic nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-547
Number of pages15
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004

Keywords

  • IceCube
  • Neutrino astronomy
  • Neutrino telescope

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    DeMuth, D., Alner, G. J., Ayres, D., Barrett, W. L., Border, P., Cockerill, D. J. A., Cobb, J. H., Courant, H., Fields, T., Gallagher, H., Goodman, M. C., Gran, R., Joffe-Minor, T., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S., Litchfield, P. J., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M., Milburn, R., ... West, N. (2004). Horizontal muons and a search for AGN neutrinos in Soudan 2. Astroparticle Physics, 20(5), 533-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2003.07.003