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dc.contributor.authorAgeron, M.
dc.contributor.authorAiello, G.
dc.contributor.authorAmeli, F
dc.contributor.authorAndré, Michel
dc.contributor.otherCentre Tecnològic de Vilanova i la Geltrú
dc.identifier.citationAgeron, M., Aiello, G., Ameli, F., Andre, M. Intrinsic limits on resolutions in muon- and electron-neutrino charged-current events in the KM3NeT/ORCA detector. "Journal of high energy physics", 1 Maig 2017, vol. 2017, núm. 8.
dc.description.abstractStudying atmospheric neutrino oscillations in the few-GeV range with a multi-megaton detector promises to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy. This is the main science goal pursued by the future KM3NeT/ORCA water Cherenkov detector in the Mediterranean Sea. In this paper, the processes that limit the obtainable resolution in both energy and direction in charged-current neutrino events in the ORCA detector are investigated. These processes include the composition of the hadronic fragmentation products, the subsequent particle propagation and the photon-sampling fraction of the detector. GEANT simulations of neutrino interactions in seawater produced by GENIE are used to study the effects in the 1-20 GeV range. It is found that fluctuations in the hadronic cascade in conjunction with the variation of the inelasticity y are most detrimental to the resolutions. The effect of limited photon sampling in the detector is of significantly less importance. These results will therefore also be applicable to similar detectors/media, such as those in ice.
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dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Astronomia i astrofísica
dc.subject.lcshNeutrino astrophysics
dc.subject.otherNeutrino Detectors and Telescopes (experiments)
dc.titleIntrinsic limits on resolutions in muon- and electron-neutrino charged-current events in the KM3NeT/ORCA detector
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LAB - Laboratori d'Aplicacions Bioacústiques
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorAgeron, M.; Aiello, G.; Ameli, F.; Andre, M.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of high energy physics

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