INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FISICAS DE MAR DEL PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Excited neutrino production by ultrahigh energy neutrinos traversing the Earth
REYNOSO, MATÍAS. M; ROMERO, ISMAEL; SAMPAYO, OSCAR A.
PHYSICAL REVIEW D - PARTICLE AND FILDS
American Physical Society
Año: 2012 vol. 86 p. 1130121 - 1130121
We focus on the production of excited neutrinos by ultra high energy (UHE, E > 104 GeV) neutrinos traversing the Earth. The surviving neutrino fluxes are calculated using the complete system of transport equations for ordinary neutrinos and their excited states, and we compare these results with the obtained using only Standard Model (SM) interactions. We extend the analysis by including the neutral current (NC) and decay regeneration effects, and computing the surviving flux for different values of f=Lamda, where Lambda is the compositeness scale and f a coupling factor representing non-perturbative physics. Finally, we analyze the possibilities of detecting such fluxes in a neutrino telescope such as IceCube showing the allowed regions in the m ; f=Lambda plane for two possible initial fluxes. We have considered the IC80 configuration of IceCube for an operation time of ten years.