Propagation of Tau Neutrinos and Tau Leptons through the Earth and their Detection in Underwater / Ice Neutrino Telescopes

@inproceedings{Bugaev2003PropagationOT,
  title={Propagation of Tau Neutrinos and Tau Leptons through the Earth and their Detection in Underwater / Ice Neutrino Telescopes},
  author={Edgar Bugaev and Teresa Montaruli and Yuri Shlepin and Igor A. Sokalski},
  year={2003}
}
If muon neutrinos produced in cosmological sources oscillate, neutrino telescopes can have a chance to detect τ -neutrinos. In contrast to νμ’s the Earth is completely transparent for ντ ’s thanks to the short life time of τ -leptons that are produced in ντ N charged current interactions. τ -lepton decays in flight producing another ντ (regeneration chain… CONTINUE READING