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Acoustic detection of neutrinos in bedrock (2019)


Trzaska, Wladyslaw Henryk; Loo, Kai; Enqvist, Timo; Joutsenvaara, Jari; Kuusiniemi, Pasi; Slupecki, Maciej (2019). Acoustic detection of neutrinos in bedrock. In Riccobene, G.; Biagi, S.; Capone, A.; Distefano, C.; Piattelli, P. (Eds.) ARENA 2018 : 8th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities, EPJ Web of Conferences, 216. EDP Sciences, 04009. DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201921604009


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Trzaska, Wladyslaw Henryk; Loo, Kai; Enqvist, Timo; Joutsenvaara, Jari; Kuusiniemi, Pasi; Slupecki, Maciej

Parent publication: ARENA 2018 : 8th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities

Parent publication editors: Riccobene, G.; Biagi, S.; Capone, A.; Distefano, C.; Piattelli, P.

Conference:

International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities

Place and date of conference: Catania, Italy, 12.-15.6.2018

eISBN: 978-2-7598-9080-4

Journal or series: EPJ Web of Conferences

ISSN: 2101-6275

eISSN: 2100-014X

Publication year: 2019

Number in series: 216

Article number: 04009

Publisher: EDP Sciences

Publication country: France

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201921604009

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65676

Publication is parallel published: https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.00417


Abstract

We propose to utilize bedrock as a medium for acoustic detection of particle showers following interactions of ultra-high energy neutrinos. With the density of rock three-times larger and the speed of sound four-times larger compared to water, the amplitude of the generated bipolar pressure pulse in rock should be larger by an order of magnitude. Our preliminary simulations confirm that prediction. Higher density of rock also guarantees higher interaction rate for neutrinos. A noticeably longer attenuation length in rock reduces signal dissipation. The Pyhäsalmi mine has a unique infrastructure and rock conditions to test this idea and, if successful, extend it to a full-size experiment.


Keywords: neutrinos; detectors; bedrock


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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