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Title: Probing Planck scale physics with IceCube
Author: Anchordoqui, Luis A.
Goldberg, Haim
González García, Ma. Concepción
Halzen, Francis
Hooper, Dan, 1976-
Sarkar, Subir
Weiler, Thomas J.
Keywords: Teoria quàntica
Teoria de camps (Física)
Quantum theory
Field theory (Physics)
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: Neutrino oscillations can be affected by decoherence induced e.g. by Planck scale suppressed interactions with the space-time foam predicted in some approaches to quantum gravity. We study the prospects for observing such effects at IceCube, using the likely flux of TeV antineutrinos from the Cygnus spiral arm. We formulate the statistical analysis for evaluating the sensitivity to quantum decoherence in the presence of the background from atmospheric neutrinos, as well as from plausible cosmic neutrino sources. We demonstrate that IceCube will improve the sensitivity to decoherence effects of O ( E 2 / M Pl ) by 17 orders of magnitude over present limits and, moreover, that it can probe decoherence effects of O ( E 3 / M 2 Pl ) which are well beyond the reach of other experiments.
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It is part of: Physical Review D, 2005, vol. 72, núm. p. 065019-1-065019-11
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ISSN: 0556-2821
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