Neutrino interaction physics in neutrino telescopes
Department of Physics, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS, London, UK
2 Department of Physics, University of Alberta, T6G 2E1, Edmonton, AB, Canada
3 Department of Physics and Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin, 53706, Madison, WI, USA
Accepted: 19 September 2021
Published online: 8 December 2021
Neutrino telescopes can observe neutrino interactions starting at GeV energies by sampling a small fraction of the Cherenkov radiation produced by charged secondary particles. These experiments instrument volumes massive enough to collect substantial samples of neutrinos up to the TeV scale as well as small samples at the PeV scale. This unique ability of neutrino telescopes has been exploited to study the properties of neutrino interactions across energies that cannot be accessed with man-made beams. Here, we present the methods and results obtained by IceCube, the most mature neutrino telescope in operation, and offer a glimpse of what the future holds in this field.
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