Observability of Earth-skimming ultrahigh energy neutrinos

Jonathan L. Feng, Peter Fisher, Frank Wilczek, Terri M. Yu

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A novel detection strategy for Earth-skimming ultrahigh energy neutrinos was presented. Neutrinos convert to charged leptons which are then detected by surface fluorescence detectors. Ultrahigh energy neutrinos are difficult to detect as they are shadowed by Earth. The detection of showers from τ decays was also considered. It was found that energy spectrum of detected events varied from source to source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number161102
Pages (from-to)1611021-1611024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 22 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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