Monopole ’83 pp 431-438 | Cite as

Neutrino Oscillations and Neutrino Astronomy in a Large Flat Detector

  • John C. van der Velde
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 111)


Monte Carlo calculations of upward going muons produced by neutrino interactions in the Earth are examined to determine the sensitivity to neutrino oscillation phenomena. The detector dimensions assumed are 500 m × 10 m × 2 m (high), which would give an order of magnitude increase in rate over existing detectors. The calculations are integrated over neutrino energies in the range 3 GeV to 600 GeV. Sensitivity to possible astronomical point sources of neutrinos is also examined.


Angular Distribution Neutrino Oscillation Neutrino Energy Neutrino Interaction Monte Carlo Program 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. van der Velde
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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