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Measurement of the multi-TeV neutrino cross section with IceCube using Earth absorption

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Neutrinos interact only very weakly, so they are extremely penetrating. However, the theoretical neutrino-nucleon interaction cross section rises with energy such that, at energies above 40 TeV, neutrinos are expected to be absorbed as they pass through the Earth. Experimentally, the cross section has been measured only at the relatively low energies (below 400 GeV) available at neutrino beams from accelerators. Here we report the first measurement of neutrino absorption in the Earth, using a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1038/nature24459

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Aartsen, MG More by this author
Ackermann, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Theoretical Physics
Oxford college:
Linacre College
ORCID:
0000-0002-3542-858X
U.S. National Science Foundation More from this funder
University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation More from this funder
U.S. Department of Energy More from this funder
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center More from this funder
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, More from this funder
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
551
Pages:
596–600
Publication date:
2017-11-22
Acceptance date:
2017-09-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Pubs id:
pubs:807698
URN:
uri:748f68be-ddc5-4b37-bc22-1e3e994f2cfb
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uuid:748f68be-ddc5-4b37-bc22-1e3e994f2cfb
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pubs:807698

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