Study of horizontal air showers from EAS-TOP: A possible tool for UHE neutrino detection?

G. Navarra, M. Aglietta, B. Alessandro, P. Antonioli, F. Arneodo, V. S. Berezinsky, L. Bergamasco, M. Bertaina, C. Castagnoli, A. Castellina, A. Chiavassa, G. Cini Castagnoli, B. D'Ettorre Piazzoli, G. Di Sciascio, W. Fulgione, P. Galeotti, A. Z. Gazizov, P. L. Ghia, M. Iacovacci, G. MannocchiC. Morello, O. Saavedra, G. C. Trinchero, P. Vallania, S. Vernetto, C. Vigorito

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Horizontal Air Showers, i.e. events observed at "quasi" horizontal incidence, are studied from EAS-TOP at Campo Imperatore (National Gran Sasso Laboratories). The "reality" of such events as due to deeply penetrating particles is discussed from the experimental point of view. We deduce: - the measurement of the HE muon flux at Eμ = 20 TeV : Fμ(> 20 TeV) = (1.3±0.4) × 10-11cm-2s-1sr-1, - the upper limit to the extraterrestrial HE neutrino flux: Iν(> 105GeV) < 5.2 × 10-9cm-2s-1sr-1. The possibility to develop the technique for UHE ν detection is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-511
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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