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Limits to the diffuse flux of UHE tau neutrinos at EeV energies from the Pierre Auger Observatory

By O. Blanch Bigas

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To be published in Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, July 3 - 11, 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. 4 pages, 5 figuresWith the Pierre Auger Observatory we have the capability of detecting ultra-high energy neutrinos by searching for very inclined showers with a significant electromagnetic component. In this work we discuss the discrimination power of the instrument for earth skimming tau neutrinos with ultra-high energies. Based on the data collected since January 2004 an upper limit to the diffuse flux of neutrinos at EeV energies is presented and systematic uncertainties are discussed

Topics: [PHYS.ASTR.CO] Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics [astro-ph.CO], [SDU.ASTR] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:in2p3-00154285v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot
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