Tau neutrinos in KM3NeT

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Tau neutrinos in KM3NeT

Type: Master thesis
Title: Tau neutrinos in KM3NeT
Author: Broeren, Freek
Issue Date: 2015-12-24
Keywords: KM3NeT
Neutrino
Double Bang
Cherenkov Detector
Neutrino astronomy
Abstract: In this report, the possibilities of identifying a specific t neutrino signature using KM3NeT, a neutrino telescope with an instrumented volume of multiple cubic kilometers, are investigated. When uniquely identified, these neutrinos can offer a unique view on the universe with little to no background. We study the ‘Double Bang’ signature of the t neutrino interaction and reconstruct these events with a reconstruction algorithm designed for single showers. Using this algorithm, the two particle showers in this event are reconstructed as a single shower. By looking at the differences in reconstruction performance between these events and single shower events, a first indication of the relevant parameters for the identification of t neutrinos is given.
Supervisor: Samtleben, Dorothea
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department: Physics (Master)
Specialisation: Experimental Physics
ECTS Credits: 5
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/37126
 

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