Sensitivity studies for the IceCube-Gen2 radio array


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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 14. July 2021 - 12:00
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The IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole has measured the diffuse astrophysical neutrino flux up to ~PeV energies and is starting to identify first point source candidates. The next generation facility, IceCube-Gen2, aims at extending the accessible energy range to EeV in order to measure the continuation of the measured astrophysical spectrum, to identify neutrino sources, and to search for a cosmogenic neutrino flux. As part of IceCube-Gen2, a radio array is foreseen that is sensitive to detect Askaryan emission of neutrinos beyond ~30 PeV. Surface and deep antenna stations have different benefits in terms of effective area, resolution, and the capability to reject backgrounds from cosmic-ray air showers and may be combined to reach best sensitivity. The optimal detector configuration is still to be identified.

This contribution presents the full-array simulation efforts for a combination of deep and surface antennas, and compares different design options with respect to their sensitivity to fulfill the science goals of IceCube-Gen2.

Authors: Steffen Hallmann | Brian Clark | Christian Glaser | Daniel Smith | for the IceCube-Gen2 Collaboration
Collaboration: IceCube-Gen2

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Presenter: Steffen Hallmann

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