Ultrahigh-energy neutrino interactions

Raj Gandhi, Chris Quigg, Mary Hall Reno, Ina Sarcevic

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Abstract

Cross sections for the interactions of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos with nucleons are evaluated in the light of new information about nucleon structure functions. For 1020 eV neutrinos, the cross section is about 2.4 times previous estimates. We also review the cross sections for neutrino interactions with atomic electrons. Some consequences for interaction rates in the Earth and for event rates from generic astrophysical sources in large-scale detectors are noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-110
Number of pages30
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1996

Keywords

  • Neutrino astronomy
  • Neutrino-electron scattering
  • Neutrino-nucleon scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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