Measurement of atmospheric neutrino oscillations with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

S. Adrián-Martínez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. André, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J. J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. BrunnerJ. Busto, A. Capone, C. Cârloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhöfer, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J. L. Fuda, S. Galatà, P. Gay, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, A. Gleixner, J. P. Gómez-González, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Hallewell, M. Hamal, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hößl, C. C. Hsu, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, O. Kavatsyuk, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefèvre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martínez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pǎvǎlaş, K. Payet, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, R. Richter, C. Rivière, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, D. F.E. Samtleben, A. Sánchez-Losa, P. Sapienza, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, F. Schöck, J. P. Schuller, F. Schüssler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J.M. Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, A. Trovato, B. Vallage, C. Vallée, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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Abstract

The data taken with the ANTARES neutrino telescope from 2007 to 2010, a total live time of 863 days, are used to measure the oscillation parameters of atmospheric neutrinos. Muon tracks are reconstructed with energies as low as 20 GeV. Neutrino oscillations will cause a suppression of vertical upgoing muon neutrinos of such energies crossing the Earth. The parameters determining the oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos are extracted by fitting the event rate as a function of the ratio of the estimated neutrino energy and reconstructed flight path through the Earth. Measurement contours of the oscillation parameters in a two-flavour approximation are derived. Assuming maximal mixing, a mass difference of δm 32 2=(3.1±0.9){dot operator}10 -3eV 2 is obtained, in good agreement with the world average value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-230
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume714
Issue number2-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 14

Keywords

  • ANTARES
  • Neutrino oscillations
  • Neutrino telescope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Adrián-Martínez, S., Al Samarai, I., Albert, A., André, M., Anghinolfi, M., Anton, G., Anvar, S., Ardid, M., Astraatmadja, T., Aubert, J. J., Baret, B., Basa, S., Bertin, V., Biagi, S., Bigongiari, C., Bogazzi, C., Bou-Cabo, M., Bouhou, B., Bouwhuis, M. C., ... Zúñiga, J. (2012). Measurement of atmospheric neutrino oscillations with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 714(2-5), 224-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2012.07.002