Measurement of the atmospheric νμ energy spectrum from 100 GeV to 200 TeV with the ANTARES telescope

S. Adrián-Martínez, A. Albert, I. Al Samarai, M. André, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J. J. Aubert, B. Baret, J. Barrios-Martí, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, R. BruijnJ. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Capone, L. Caramete, C. Cârloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, F. Classen, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, G. De Bonis, M. P. Decowski, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, A. Dumas, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhöfer, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, L. A. Fusco, S. Galatà, P. Gay, S. Geißelsöder, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, A. Gleixner, J. P. Gómez-González, K. Graf, G. Guillard, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hößl, C. W. James, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, A. Kouchner, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, E. Lambard, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefèvre, E. Leonora, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martínez-Mora, S. Martini, T. Michael, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, Holger Martin Motz, C. Mueller, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pǎvǎlaş, C. Perrina, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, C. Racca, R. Richter, C. Rivière, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, D. F E Samtleben, M. Sanguineti, P. Sapienza, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, S. Schulte, F. Schüssler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, C. Sieger, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J M Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, A. Sánchez-Losa, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, Y. Tayalati, A. Trovato, B. Vallage, C. Vallée, V. Van Elewyck, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, K. Yatkin, H. Yepes, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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Abstract

Atmospheric neutrinos are produced during cascades initiated by the interaction of primary cosmic rays with air nuclei. In this paper, a measurement of the atmospheric νμ + ν̄μ energy spectrum in the energy range 0.1-200 TeV is presented, using data collected by the ANTARES underwater neutrino telescope from 2008 to 2011. Overall, the measured flux is ~25 % higher than predicted by the conventional neutrino flux, and compatible with the measurements reported in ice. The flux is compatible with a single power-law dependence with spectral index γmeas=3.58±0.12. With the present statistics the contribution of prompt neutrinos cannot be established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume73
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Adrián-Martínez, S., Albert, A., Al Samarai, I., André, M., Anghinolfi, M., Anton, G., Anvar, S., Ardid, M., Astraatmadja, T., Aubert, J. J., Baret, B., Barrios-Martí, J., Basa, S., Bertin, V., Biagi, S., Bigongiari, C., Bogazzi, C., Bouhou, B., Bouwhuis, M. C., ... Zúñiga, J. (2013). Measurement of the atmospheric νμ energy spectrum from 100 GeV to 200 TeV with the ANTARES telescope. European Physical Journal C, 73(10), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2606-4