An ultralarge liquid argon time projection chamber based neutrino detector will have the uncommon ability to detect atmospheric ντ/ ν̄τ events. This paper discusses the most promising modes for identifying charged current ντ/ν ̄τ, and shows that, with simple kinematic cuts, ∼30ντ+ν̄τ interactions can be isolated in a 100kt•yr exposure, with greater than 4σ significance. This sample is sufficient to perform flux-averaged total cross-section and cross-section shape parametrization measurements-the first steps toward using ντ/ν̄τ to search for physics beyond the standard model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Nov 16 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)