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Measurement of the atmospheric νe flux in IceCube

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We report the first measurement of the atmospheric electron neutrino flux in the energy range between approximately 80 GeV and 6 TeV, using data recorded during the first year of operation of IceCube's DeepCore low-energy extension. Techniques to identify neutrinos interacting within the DeepCore volume and veto muons originating outside the detector are demonstrated. A sample of 1029 events is observed in 281 days of data, of which 496 +/- 66(stat) +/- 88(syst) are estimated to be cascade events, including both electron neutrino and neutral current events. The rest of the sample includes residual backgrounds due to atmospheric muons and charged current interactions of atmospheric muon neutrinos. The flux of the atmospheric electron neutrinos is consistent with models of atmospheric neutrinos in this energy range. This constitutes the first observation of electron neutrinos and neutral current interactions in a very large volume neutrino telescope optimized for the TeV energy range.
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AMANDA, SEARCH, NEUTRINO-INDUCED CASCADES, DEEPCORE, DETECTOR

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Aartsen, MG et al. “Measurement of the Atmospheric Νe Flux in IceCube.” PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 110.15 (2013): n. pag. Print.
APA
Aartsen, M., Abbasi, R., Abdou, Y., Ackermann, M., Adams, J., Aguilar, J., Ahlers, M., et al. (2013). Measurement of the atmospheric νe flux in IceCube. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 110(15).
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Aartsen, MG, R Abbasi, Yasser Abdou, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, et al. 2013. “Measurement of the Atmospheric Νe Flux in IceCube.” Physical Review Letters 110 (15).
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Aartsen, MG, R Abbasi, Yasser Abdou, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, D Altmann, J Auffenberg, X Bai, M Baker, SW Barwick, V Baum, R Bay, K Beattie, JJ Beatty, S Bechet, JB Tjus, KH Becker, M Bell, ML Benabderrahmane, S BenZvi, J Berdermann, P Berghaus, D Berley, E Bernardini, A Bernhard, D Bertrand, DZ Besson, D Bindig, M Bissok, E Blaufuss, J Blumenthal, DJ Boersma, S Bohaichuk, C Bohm, D Bose, S Boser, O Botner, L Brayeur, AM Brown, R Bruijn, J Brunner, S Buitink, Michael Carson, J Casey, M Casier, D Chirkin, B Christy, K Clark, F Clevermann, S Cohen, DF Cowen, AHC Silva, M Danninger, J Daughhetee, JC Davis, C De Clercq, Sam De Ridder, P Desiati, Garmt De Vries-Uiterweerd, M de With, T DeYoung, JC Diaz-Velez, J Dreyer, M Dunkman, R Eagan, B Eberhardt, J Eisch, RW Ellsworth, O Engdegard, S Euler, PA Evenson, O Fadiran, AR Fazely, A Fedynitch, J Feintzeig, Tom Feusels, K Filimonov, C Finley, T Fischer-Wasels, S Flis, A Franckowiak, R Franke, K Frantzen, T Fuchs, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, L Gerhardt, L Gladstone, T Glusenkamp, A Goldschmidt, G Golup, JA Goodman, D Gora, D Grant, A Gross, M Gurtner, C Ha, Abd Al Karim Haj Ismail, A Hallgren, F Halzen, K Hanson, D Heereman, P Heimann, D Heinen, K Helbing, R Hellauer, S Hickford, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, R Hoffmann, A Homeier, K Hoshina, W Huelsnitz, PO Hulth, K Hultqvist, S Hussain, A Ishihara, E Jacobi, J Jacobsen, GS Japaridze, K Jero, Ola Jlelati, B Kaminsky, A Kappes, T Karg, A Karle, JL Kelley, J Kiryluk, F Kislat, J Klas, SR Klein, JH Kohne, G Kohnen, H Kolanoski, L Kopke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, M Kowalski, M Krasberg, G Kroll, J Kunnen, N Kurahashi, T Kuwabara, Mathieu Labare, H Landsman, MJ Larson, M Lesiak-Bzdak, J Leute, J Lunemann, J Madsen, R Maruyama, K Mase, HS Matis, F McNally, K Meagher, M Merck, P Meszaros, T Meures, S Miarecki, E Middell, N Milke, J Miller, L Mohrmann, T Montaruli, R Morse, R Nahnhauer, U Naumann, H Niederhausen, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, A Obertacke, S Odrowski, A Olivas, M Olivo, A O’Murchadha, S Panknin, L Paul, JA Pepper, CP de los Heros, C Pfendner, D Pieloth, N Pirk, J Posselt, PB Price, GT Przybylski, L Radel, K Rawlins, P Redl, E Resconi, W Rhode, M Ribordy, M Richman, B Riedel, JP Rodrigues, C Rott, T Ruhe, B Ruzybayev, Dirk Ryckbosch, SM Saba, T Salameh, HG Sander, M Santander, S Sarkar, K Schatto, M Scheel, F Scheriau, T Schmidt, M Schmitz, S Schoenen, S Schoneberg, L Schonherr, A Schonwald, A Schukraft, L Schulte, O Schulz, D Seckel, SH Seo, Y Sestayo, S Seunarine, C Sheremata, MWE Smith, M Soiron, D Soldin, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, A Stasik, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, A Stossl, EA Strahler, R Strom, GW Sullivan, H Taavola, I Taboada, A Tamburro, S Ter-Antonyan, S Tilav, PA Toale, S Toscano, M Usner, D van der Drift, N van Eijndhoven, Arne Van Overloop, J van Santen, M Vehring, M Voge, Matthias Vraeghe, C Walck, T Waldenmaier, M Wallraff, R Wasserman, C Weaver, M Wellons, C Wendt, S Westerhoff, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, DR Williams, H Wissing, M Wolf, TR Wood, K Woschnagg, C Xu, DL Xu, XW Xu, JP Yanez, G Yodh, S Yoshida, P Zarzhitsky, J Ziemann, S Zierke, A Zilles, and M Zoll. 2013. “Measurement of the Atmospheric Νe Flux in IceCube.” Physical Review Letters 110 (15).
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Aartsen M, Abbasi R, Abdou Y, Ackermann M, Adams J, Aguilar J, et al. Measurement of the atmospheric νe flux in IceCube. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. 2013;110(15).
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M. Aartsen et al., “Measurement of the atmospheric νe flux in IceCube,” PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol. 110, no. 15, 2013.
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