Search for sphalerons: IceCube vs. LHC

  title={Search for sphalerons: IceCube vs. LHC},
  author={John Ellis and Kazuki Sakurai and Michael Spannowsky},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
A bstractWe discuss the observability of neutrino-induced sphaleron transitions in the IceCube detector, encouraged by a recent paper by Tye and Wong (TW), which argued on the basis of a Bloch wave function in the periodic sphaleron potential that such transitions should be enhanced compared to most previous calculations. We calculate the dependence on neutrino energy of the sphaleron transition rate, comparing it to that for conventional neutrino interactions, and we discuss the observability… 

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