Measurements using the inelasticity distribution of multi-TeV neutrino interactions in IceCube

Aartsen, M. G. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand) ; Ackermann, M. (DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany) ; Adams, J. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand) ; Aguilar, J. A. (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Science Faculty CP230, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium) ; Ahlers, M. (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark) ; Ahrens, M. (Oskar Klein Centre and Dept. of Physics, Stockholm University, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden) ; Al Samarai, I. (Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire, Université de Genève, CH-1211 Genève, Switzerland) ; Altmann, D. (Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany) ; Andeen, K. (Department of Physics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201, USA) ; Anderson, T. (Dept. of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA) ; Ansseau, I. (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Science Faculty CP230, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium) ; Anton, G. (Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany) ; Argüelles, C. (Dept. of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA) ; Auffenberg, J. (III. Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen University, D-52056 Aachen, Germany) ; Axani, S. (Dept. of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA) ; Backes, P. (III. Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen University, D-52056 Aachen, Germany) ; Bagherpour, H. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand) ; Bai, X. (Physics Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701, USA) ; Barbano, A. (Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire, Université de Genève, CH-1211 Genève, Switzerland) ; Barron, J. P. (Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada) ; Barwick, S. W. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA) ; Baum, V. (Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudinger Weg 7, D-55099 Mainz, Germany) ; Bay, R. (Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA) ; Beatty, J. J. (Dept. of Physics and Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA) (Dept. of Astronomy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA) ; Becker Tjus, J. (Fakultät für Physik & Astronomie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany) ; Becker, K.H. (Dept. of Physics, University of Wuppertal, D-42119 Wuppertal, Germany) ; BenZvi, S. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA) ; Berley, D. (Dept. of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA) ; Bernardini, E. (DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany) ; Besson, D. Z. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA) ; Binder, G. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA) (Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA) ; Bindig, D. (Dept. of Physics, University of Wuppertal, D-42119 Wuppertal, Germany) ; Blaufuss, E. (Dept. of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA) ; Blot, S. (DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany) ; Bohm, C. (Oskar Klein Centre and Dept. of Physics, Stockholm University, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden) ; Börner, M. (Dept. of Physics, TU Dortmund University, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany) ; Bos, F. 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(Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800, USA) ; Yanez, J. P. (Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada) ; Yodh, G. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA) ; Yoshida, S. (Dept. of Physics and Institute for Global Prominent Research, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522, Japan) ; Yuan, T. (Dept. of Physics and Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA)

13 February 2019

Abstract: Inelasticity, the fraction of a neutrino’s energy transferred to hadrons, is a quantity of interest in the study of astrophysical and atmospheric neutrino interactions at multi-TeV energies with IceCube. In this work, a sample of contained neutrino interactions in IceCube is obtained from five years of data and classified as 2650 tracks and 965 cascades. Tracks arise predominantly from charged-current νμ interactions, and we demonstrate that we can reconstruct their energy and inelasticity. The inelasticity distribution is found to be consistent with the calculation of Cooper-Sarkar et al. across the energy range from 1 to 100 TeV. Along with cascades from neutrinos of all flavors, we also perform a fit over the energy, zenith angle, and inelasticity distribution to characterize the flux of astrophysical and atmospheric neutrinos. The energy spectrum of diffuse astrophysical neutrinos is described well by a power law in both track and cascade samples, and a best-fit index γ=2.62±0.07 is found in the energy range from 3.5 TeV to 2.6 PeV. Limits are set on the astrophysical flavor composition and are compatible with a ratio of (131313). Exploiting the distinct inelasticity distribution of νμ and ν¯μ interactions, the atmospheric νμ to ν¯μ flux ratio in the energy range from 770 GeV to 21 TeV is found to be 0.770.25+0.44 times the calculation by Honda et al. Lastly, the inelasticity distribution is also sensitive to neutrino charged-current charm production. The data are consistent with a leading-order calculation, with zero charm production excluded at 91% confidence level. Future analyses of inelasticity distributions may probe new physics that affects neutrino interactions both in and beyond the Standard Model.


Published in: Physical Review D 99 (2019)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.032004
arXiv: 1808.07629
License: CC-BY-4.0



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