Calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux using the interaction model calibrated with atmospheric muon data

M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara, S. Midorikawa, T. Sanuki

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Abstract

Using the "modified DPMJET-III" model explained in the previous paper, we calculate the atmospheric neutrino flux. The calculation scheme is almost the same as HKKM04, but the usage of the "virtual detector" is improved to reduce the error due to it. Then we study the uncertainty of the calculated atmospheric neutrino flux summarizing the uncertainties of individual components of the simulation. The uncertainty of K-production in the interaction model is estimated using other interaction models: FLUKA'97 and FRITIOF 7.02, and modifying them so that they also reproduce the atmospheric muon flux data correctly. The uncertainties of the flux ratio and zenith angle dependence of the atmospheric neutrino flux are also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043006
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 12
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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