Reconstruction of cascade-type neutrino events in KM3NeT/ARCA
|dc.identifier.citation||Stransky, D. and Heid, T. and James, C. and Barrios-Martí, J. and Fusco, L. and Heijboer, A. 2015. Reconstruction of cascade-type neutrino events in KM3NeT/ARCA.|
KM3NeT is a future research infrastructure hosting the next-generation underwater neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea. Within KM3NeT, the ARCA detector will be devoted to the observation of high-energy cosmic neutrinos both in diffuse and point source mode. The discovery of cosmic high energy neutrinos by the IceCube collaboration with a large fraction of shower-like events has led to the recognition of the particular importance of this channel at high(est) energies. While the neutrinos detected by IceCube are compatible with a diffuse distribution, good angular resolution is crucial for the identification of possible sources. Using Monte Carlo simulations, dedicated cascade reconstruction algorithms have been developed for KM3NeT/ARCA allowing for an efficient discrimination of showers from the main background of high energy atmospheric muon bundles and a high precision in the determination of the kinematic variables of the cascades. The optical properties of water and the new technology of KM3NeT with the multi-PMT digital optical module make it possible to reach an energy resolution of less than 10% and a median angular resolution of less than 2 degrees for high energy cascades taking place within the instrumented volume. The reconstruction methods and the results obtained are presented.
|dc.title||Reconstruction of cascade-type neutrino events in KM3NeT/ARCA|
|dcterms.source.title||Proceedings of Science|
|dcterms.source.series||Proceedings of Science|
|curtin.department||Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (Physics)|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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