Cross-section effects in the super-kamiokande tau appearance analysis

Journal Article

In this talk, I explain the search for tau neutrino appearance in the atmospheric neutrino flux at Super-Kamiokande with a particular emphasis on the effect deep inelastic cross section uncertainties have on interpreting the result. In particular, I explain why the normalization of the DIS cross-section also needs to be treated as a parameter in the fit of tau normalization, and show how a neural net based on event parameters can separate various cross-section modes in the background sample. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walter, C

Published Date

  • December 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1405 /

Start / End Page

  • 186 - 191

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1551-7616

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-243X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.3661583

Citation Source

  • Scopus