Determination of the atmospheric neutrino flux and searches for new physics with AMANDA-II

R. Abbasi, Y. Abdou, M. Ackermann, J. Adams, M. Ahlers, K. Andeen, J. Auffenberg, X. Bai, M. Baker, S. W. Barwick, R. Bay, J. L. Bazo Alba, K. Beattie, S. Bechet, J. K. Becker, K. H. Becker, Mohamed Lotfi Benabderrhmane, J. Berdermann, P. Berghaus, D. Berley & 227 others E. Bernardini, D. Bertrand, D. Z. Besson, M. Bissok, E. Blaufuss, D. J. Boersma, C. Bohm, J. Bolmont, S. Böser, O. Botner, L. Bradley, J. Braun, D. Breder, T. Burgess, T. Castermans, D. Chirkin, B. Christy, J. Clem, S. Cohen, D. F. Cowen, M. V. D'Agostino, M. Danninger, C. T. Day, C. De Clercq, L. Demirörs, O. Depaepe, F. Descamps, P. Desiati, G. De Vries-Uiterweerd, T. Deyoung, J. C. Diaz-Velez, J. Dreyer, J. P. Dumm, M. R. Duvoort, W. R. Edwards, R. Ehrlich, J. Eisch, R. W. Ellsworth, O. Engdegård, S. Euler, P. A. Evenson, O. Fadiran, A. R. Fazely, T. Feusels, K. Filimonov, C. Finley, M. M. Foerster, B. D. Fox, A. Franckowiak, R. Franke, T. K. Gaisser, J. Gallagher, R. Ganugapati, L. Gerhardt, L. Gladstone, A. Goldschmidt, J. A. Goodman, R. Gozzini, D. Grant, T. Griesel, A. Groß, S. Grullon, R. M. Gunasingha, M. Gurtner, C. Ha, A. Hallgren, F. Halzen, K. Han, K. Hanson, Y. Hasegawa, J. Heise, K. Helbing, P. Herquet, S. Hickford, G. C. Hill, K. D. Hoffman, K. Hoshina, D. Hubert, W. Huelsnitz, J. P. Hülß, P. O. Hulth, K. Hultqvist, S. Hussain, R. L. Imlay, M. Inaba, A. Ishihara, J. Jacobsen, G. S. Japaridze, H. Johansson, J. M. Joseph, K. H. Kampert, A. Kappes, T. Karg, A. Karle, J. L. Kelley, P. Kenny, J. Kiryluk, F. Kislat, S. R. Klein, S. Klepser, S. Knops, G. Kohnen, H. Kolanoski, L. Köpke, M. Kowalski, T. Kowarik, M. Krasberg, K. Kuehn, T. Kuwabara, M. Labare, K. Laihem, H. Landsman, R. Lauer, H. Leich, D. Lennarz, A. Lucke, J. Lundberg, J. Lünemann, J. Madsen, P. Majumdar, R. Maruyama, K. Mase, H. S. Matis, C. P. McParland, K. Meagher, M. Merck, P. Mészáros, E. Middell, N. Milke, H. Miyamoto, A. Mohr, T. Montaruli, R. Morse, S. M. Movit, K. Münich, R. Nahnhauer, J. W. Nam, P. Nießen, D. R. Nygren, S. Odrowski, A. Olivas, M. Olivo, M. Ono, S. Panknin, S. Patton, C. Pérez De Los Heros, J. Petrovic, A. Piegsa, D. Pieloth, A. C. Pohl, R. Porrata, N. Potthoff, P. B. Price, M. Prikockis, G. T. Przybylski, K. Rawlins, P. Redl, E. Resconi, W. Rhode, M. Ribordy, A. Rizzo, J. P. Rodrigues, P. Roth, F. Rothmaier, C. Rott, C. Roucelle, D. Rutledge, D. Ryckbosch, H. G. Sander, S. Sarkar, K. Satalecka, S. Schlenstedt, T. Schmidt, D. Schneider, A. Schukraft, O. Schulz, M. Schunck, D. Seckel, B. Semburg, S. H. Seo, Y. Sestayo, S. Seunarine, A. Silvestri, A. Slipak, G. M. Spiczak, C. Spiering, T. Stanev, G. Stephens, T. Stezelberger, R. G. Stokstad, M. C. Stoufer, S. Stoyanov, E. A. Strahler, T. Straszheim, K. H. Sulanke, G. W. Sullivan, Q. Swillens, I. Taboada, O. Tarasova, A. Tepe, S. Ter-Antonyan, C. Terranova, S. Tilav, M. Tluczykont, P. A. Toale, D. Tosi, D. Turčan, N. Van Eijndhoven, J. Vandenbroucke, A. Van Overloop, B. Voigt, C. Walck, T. Waldenmaier, M. Walter, C. Wendt, S. Westerhoff, N. Whitehorn, C. H. Wiebusch, A. Wiedemann, G. Wikström, D. R. Williams, R. Wischnewski, H. Wissing, K. Woschnagg, X. W. Xu, G. Yodh, S. Yoshida

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The AMANDA-II detector, operating since 2000 in the deep ice at the geographic South Pole, has accumulated a large sample of atmospheric muon neutrinos in the 100GeV to 10TeV energy range. The zenith angle and energy distribution of these events can be used to search for various phenomenological signatures of quantum gravity in the neutrino sector, such as violation of Lorentz invariance or quantum decoherence. Analyzing a set of 5511 candidate neutrino events collected during 1387 days of livetime from 2000 to 2006, we find no evidence for such effects and set upper limits on violation of Lorentz invariance and quantum decoherence parameters using a maximum likelihood method. Given the absence of evidence for new flavor-changing physics, we use the same methodology to determine the conventional atmospheric muon neutrino flux above 100GeV.

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Article number102005
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume79
Issue number10
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Determination of the atmospheric neutrino flux and searches for new physics with AMANDA-II. / Abbasi, R.; Abdou, Y.; Ackermann, M.; Adams, J.; Ahlers, M.; Andeen, K.; Auffenberg, J.; Bai, X.; Baker, M.; Barwick, S. W.; Bay, R.; Bazo Alba, J. L.; Beattie, K.; Bechet, S.; Becker, J. K.; Becker, K. H.; Lotfi Benabderrhmane, Mohamed; Berdermann, J.; Berghaus, P.; Berley, D.; Bernardini, E.; Bertrand, D.; Besson, D. Z.; Bissok, M.; Blaufuss, E.; Boersma, D. J.; Bohm, C.; Bolmont, J.; Böser, S.; Botner, O.; Bradley, L.; Braun, J.; Breder, D.; Burgess, T.; Castermans, T.; Chirkin, D.; Christy, B.; Clem, J.; Cohen, S.; Cowen, D. F.; D'Agostino, M. V.; Danninger, M.; Day, C. T.; De Clercq, C.; Demirörs, L.; Depaepe, O.; Descamps, F.; Desiati, P.; De Vries-Uiterweerd, G.; Deyoung, T.; Diaz-Velez, J. C.; Dreyer, J.; Dumm, J. P.; Duvoort, M. R.; Edwards, W. R.; Ehrlich, R.; Eisch, J.; Ellsworth, R. W.; Engdegård, O.; Euler, S.; Evenson, P. A.; Fadiran, O.; Fazely, A. R.; Feusels, T.; Filimonov, K.; Finley, C.; Foerster, M. M.; Fox, B. D.; Franckowiak, A.; Franke, R.; Gaisser, T. K.; Gallagher, J.; Ganugapati, R.; Gerhardt, L.; Gladstone, L.; Goldschmidt, A.; Goodman, J. A.; Gozzini, R.; Grant, D.; Griesel, T.; Groß, A.; Grullon, S.; Gunasingha, R. M.; Gurtner, M.; Ha, C.; Hallgren, A.; Halzen, F.; Han, K.; Hanson, K.; Hasegawa, Y.; Heise, J.; Helbing, K.; Herquet, P.; Hickford, S.; Hill, G. C.; Hoffman, K. D.; Hoshina, K.; Hubert, D.; Huelsnitz, W.; Hülß, J. P.; Hulth, P. O.; Hultqvist, K.; Hussain, S.; Imlay, R. L.; Inaba, M.; Ishihara, A.; Jacobsen, J.; Japaridze, G. S.; Johansson, H.; Joseph, J. M.; Kampert, K. H.; Kappes, A.; Karg, T.; Karle, A.; Kelley, J. L.; Kenny, P.; Kiryluk, J.; Kislat, F.; Klein, S. R.; Klepser, S.; Knops, S.; Kohnen, G.; Kolanoski, H.; Köpke, L.; Kowalski, M.; Kowarik, T.; Krasberg, M.; Kuehn, K.; Kuwabara, T.; Labare, M.; Laihem, K.; Landsman, H.; Lauer, R.; Leich, H.; Lennarz, D.; Lucke, A.; Lundberg, J.; Lünemann, J.; Madsen, J.; Majumdar, P.; Maruyama, R.; Mase, K.; Matis, H. S.; McParland, C. P.; Meagher, K.; Merck, M.; Mészáros, P.; Middell, E.; Milke, N.; Miyamoto, H.; Mohr, A.; Montaruli, T.; Morse, R.; Movit, S. M.; Münich, K.; Nahnhauer, R.; Nam, J. W.; Nießen, P.; Nygren, D. R.; Odrowski, S.; Olivas, A.; Olivo, M.; Ono, M.; Panknin, S.; Patton, S.; Pérez De Los Heros, C.; Petrovic, J.; Piegsa, A.; Pieloth, D.; Pohl, A. C.; Porrata, R.; Potthoff, N.; Price, P. B.; Prikockis, M.; Przybylski, G. T.; Rawlins, K.; Redl, P.; Resconi, E.; Rhode, W.; Ribordy, M.; Rizzo, A.; Rodrigues, J. P.; Roth, P.; Rothmaier, F.; Rott, C.; Roucelle, C.; Rutledge, D.; Ryckbosch, D.; Sander, H. G.; Sarkar, S.; Satalecka, K.; Schlenstedt, S.; Schmidt, T.; Schneider, D.; Schukraft, A.; Schulz, O.; Schunck, M.; Seckel, D.; Semburg, B.; Seo, S. H.; Sestayo, Y.; Seunarine, S.; Silvestri, A.; Slipak, A.; Spiczak, G. M.; Spiering, C.; Stanev, T.; Stephens, G.; Stezelberger, T.; Stokstad, R. G.; Stoufer, M. C.; Stoyanov, S.; Strahler, E. A.; Straszheim, T.; Sulanke, K. H.; Sullivan, G. W.; Swillens, Q.; Taboada, I.; Tarasova, O.; Tepe, A.; Ter-Antonyan, S.; Terranova, C.; Tilav, S.; Tluczykont, M.; Toale, P. A.; Tosi, D.; Turčan, D.; Van Eijndhoven, N.; Vandenbroucke, J.; Van Overloop, A.; Voigt, B.; Walck, C.; Waldenmaier, T.; Walter, M.; Wendt, C.; Westerhoff, S.; Whitehorn, N.; Wiebusch, C. H.; Wiedemann, A.; Wikström, G.; Williams, D. R.; Wischnewski, R.; Wissing, H.; Woschnagg, K.; Xu, X. W.; Yodh, G.; Yoshida, S.

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Abbasi, R, Abdou, Y, Ackermann, M, Adams, J, Ahlers, M, Andeen, K, Auffenberg, J, Bai, X, Baker, M, Barwick, SW, Bay, R, Bazo Alba, JL, Beattie, K, Bechet, S, Becker, JK, Becker, KH, Lotfi Benabderrhmane, M, Berdermann, J, Berghaus, P, Berley, D, Bernardini, E, Bertrand, D, Besson, DZ, Bissok, M, Blaufuss, E, Boersma, DJ, Bohm, C, Bolmont, J, Böser, S, Botner, O, Bradley, L, Braun, J, Breder, D, Burgess, T, Castermans, T, Chirkin, D, Christy, B, Clem, J, Cohen, S, Cowen, DF, D'Agostino, MV, Danninger, M, Day, CT, De Clercq, C, Demirörs, L, Depaepe, O, Descamps, F, Desiati, P, De Vries-Uiterweerd, G, Deyoung, T, Diaz-Velez, JC, Dreyer, J, Dumm, JP, Duvoort, MR, Edwards, WR, Ehrlich, R, Eisch, J, Ellsworth, RW, Engdegård, O, Euler, S, Evenson, PA, Fadiran, O, Fazely, AR, Feusels, T, Filimonov, K, Finley, C, Foerster, MM, Fox, BD, Franckowiak, A, Franke, R, Gaisser, TK, Gallagher, J, Ganugapati, R, Gerhardt, L, Gladstone, L, Goldschmidt, A, Goodman, JA, Gozzini, R, Grant, D, Griesel, T, Groß, A, Grullon, S, Gunasingha, RM, Gurtner, M, Ha, C, Hallgren, A, Halzen, F, Han, K, Hanson, K, Hasegawa, Y, Heise, J, Helbing, K, Herquet, P, Hickford, S, Hill, GC, Hoffman, KD, Hoshina, K, Hubert, D, Huelsnitz, W, Hülß, JP, Hulth, PO, Hultqvist, K, Hussain, S, Imlay, RL, Inaba, M, Ishihara, A, Jacobsen, J, Japaridze, GS, Johansson, H, Joseph, JM, Kampert, KH, Kappes, A, Karg, T, Karle, A, Kelley, JL, Kenny, P, Kiryluk, J, Kislat, F, Klein, SR, Klepser, S, Knops, S, Kohnen, G, Kolanoski, H, Köpke, L, Kowalski, M, Kowarik, T, Krasberg, M, Kuehn, K, Kuwabara, T, Labare, M, Laihem, K, Landsman, H, Lauer, R, Leich, H, Lennarz, D, Lucke, A, Lundberg, J, Lünemann, J, Madsen, J, Majumdar, P, Maruyama, R, Mase, K, Matis, HS, McParland, CP, Meagher, K, Merck, M, Mészáros, P, Middell, E, Milke, N, Miyamoto, H, Mohr, A, Montaruli, T, Morse, R, Movit, SM, Münich, K, Nahnhauer, R, Nam, JW, Nießen, P, Nygren, DR, Odrowski, S, Olivas, A, Olivo, M, Ono, M, Panknin, S, Patton, S, Pérez De Los Heros, C, Petrovic, J, Piegsa, A, Pieloth, D, Pohl, AC, Porrata, R, Potthoff, N, Price, PB, Prikockis, M, Przybylski, GT, Rawlins, K, Redl, P, Resconi, E, Rhode, W, Ribordy, M, Rizzo, A, Rodrigues, JP, Roth, P, Rothmaier, F, Rott, C, Roucelle, C, Rutledge, D, Ryckbosch, D, Sander, HG, Sarkar, S, Satalecka, K, Schlenstedt, S, Schmidt, T, Schneider, D, Schukraft, A, Schulz, O, Schunck, M, Seckel, D, Semburg, B, Seo, SH, Sestayo, Y, Seunarine, S, Silvestri, A, Slipak, A, Spiczak, GM, Spiering, C, Stanev, T, Stephens, G, Stezelberger, T, Stokstad, RG, Stoufer, MC, Stoyanov, S, Strahler, EA, Straszheim, T, Sulanke, KH, Sullivan, GW, Swillens, Q, Taboada, I, Tarasova, O, Tepe, A, Ter-Antonyan, S, Terranova, C, Tilav, S, Tluczykont, M, Toale, PA, Tosi, D, Turčan, D, Van Eijndhoven, N, Vandenbroucke, J, Van Overloop, A, Voigt, B, Walck, C, Waldenmaier, T, Walter, M, Wendt, C, Westerhoff, S, Whitehorn, N, Wiebusch, CH, Wiedemann, A, Wikström, G, Williams, DR, Wischnewski, R, Wissing, H, Woschnagg, K, Xu, XW, Yodh, G & Yoshida, S 2009, 'Determination of the atmospheric neutrino flux and searches for new physics with AMANDA-II', Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 79, no. 10, 102005. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.102005
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title = "Determination of the atmospheric neutrino flux and searches for new physics with AMANDA-II",
abstract = "The AMANDA-II detector, operating since 2000 in the deep ice at the geographic South Pole, has accumulated a large sample of atmospheric muon neutrinos in the 100GeV to 10TeV energy range. The zenith angle and energy distribution of these events can be used to search for various phenomenological signatures of quantum gravity in the neutrino sector, such as violation of Lorentz invariance or quantum decoherence. Analyzing a set of 5511 candidate neutrino events collected during 1387 days of livetime from 2000 to 2006, we find no evidence for such effects and set upper limits on violation of Lorentz invariance and quantum decoherence parameters using a maximum likelihood method. Given the absence of evidence for new flavor-changing physics, we use the same methodology to determine the conventional atmospheric muon neutrino flux above 100GeV.",
author = "R. Abbasi and Y. Abdou and M. Ackermann and J. Adams and M. Ahlers and K. Andeen and J. Auffenberg and X. Bai and M. Baker and Barwick, {S. W.} and R. Bay and {Bazo Alba}, {J. L.} and K. Beattie and S. Bechet and Becker, {J. K.} and Becker, {K. H.} and {Lotfi Benabderrhmane}, Mohamed and J. Berdermann and P. Berghaus and D. Berley and E. Bernardini and D. Bertrand and Besson, {D. Z.} and M. Bissok and E. Blaufuss and Boersma, {D. J.} and C. Bohm and J. Bolmont and S. B{\"o}ser and O. Botner and L. Bradley and J. Braun and D. Breder and T. Burgess and T. Castermans and D. Chirkin and B. Christy and J. Clem and S. Cohen and Cowen, {D. F.} and D'Agostino, {M. V.} and M. Danninger and Day, {C. T.} and {De Clercq}, C. and L. Demir{\"o}rs and O. Depaepe and F. Descamps and P. Desiati and {De Vries-Uiterweerd}, G. and T. Deyoung and Diaz-Velez, {J. C.} and J. Dreyer and Dumm, {J. P.} and Duvoort, {M. R.} and Edwards, {W. R.} and R. Ehrlich and J. Eisch and Ellsworth, {R. W.} and O. Engdeg{\aa}rd and S. Euler and Evenson, {P. A.} and O. Fadiran and Fazely, {A. R.} and T. Feusels and K. Filimonov and C. Finley and Foerster, {M. M.} and Fox, {B. D.} and A. Franckowiak and R. Franke and Gaisser, {T. K.} and J. Gallagher and R. Ganugapati and L. Gerhardt and L. Gladstone and A. Goldschmidt and Goodman, {J. A.} and R. Gozzini and D. Grant and T. Griesel and A. Gro{\ss} and S. Grullon and Gunasingha, {R. M.} and M. Gurtner and C. Ha and A. Hallgren and F. Halzen and K. Han and K. Hanson and Y. Hasegawa and J. Heise and K. Helbing and P. Herquet and S. Hickford and Hill, {G. C.} and Hoffman, {K. D.} and K. Hoshina and D. Hubert and W. Huelsnitz and H{\"u}l{\ss}, {J. P.} and Hulth, {P. O.} and K. Hultqvist and S. Hussain and Imlay, {R. L.} and M. Inaba and A. Ishihara and J. Jacobsen and Japaridze, {G. S.} and H. Johansson and Joseph, {J. M.} and Kampert, {K. H.} and A. Kappes and T. Karg and A. Karle and Kelley, {J. L.} and P. Kenny and J. Kiryluk and F. Kislat and Klein, {S. R.} and S. Klepser and S. Knops and G. Kohnen and H. Kolanoski and L. K{\"o}pke and M. Kowalski and T. Kowarik and M. Krasberg and K. Kuehn and T. Kuwabara and M. Labare and K. Laihem and H. Landsman and R. Lauer and H. Leich and D. Lennarz and A. Lucke and J. Lundberg and J. L{\"u}nemann and J. Madsen and P. Majumdar and R. Maruyama and K. Mase and Matis, {H. S.} and McParland, {C. P.} and K. Meagher and M. Merck and P. M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and E. Middell and N. Milke and H. Miyamoto and A. Mohr and T. Montaruli and R. Morse and Movit, {S. M.} and K. M{\"u}nich and R. Nahnhauer and Nam, {J. W.} and P. Nie{\ss}en and Nygren, {D. R.} and S. Odrowski and A. Olivas and M. Olivo and M. Ono and S. Panknin and S. Patton and {P{\'e}rez De Los Heros}, C. and J. Petrovic and A. Piegsa and D. Pieloth and Pohl, {A. C.} and R. Porrata and N. Potthoff and Price, {P. B.} and M. Prikockis and Przybylski, {G. T.} and K. Rawlins and P. Redl and E. Resconi and W. Rhode and M. Ribordy and A. Rizzo and Rodrigues, {J. P.} and P. Roth and F. Rothmaier and C. Rott and C. Roucelle and D. Rutledge and D. Ryckbosch and Sander, {H. G.} and S. Sarkar and K. Satalecka and S. Schlenstedt and T. Schmidt and D. Schneider and A. Schukraft and O. Schulz and M. Schunck and D. Seckel and B. Semburg and Seo, {S. H.} and Y. Sestayo and S. Seunarine and A. Silvestri and A. Slipak and Spiczak, {G. M.} and C. Spiering and T. Stanev and G. Stephens and T. Stezelberger and Stokstad, {R. G.} and Stoufer, {M. C.} and S. Stoyanov and Strahler, {E. A.} and T. Straszheim and Sulanke, {K. H.} and Sullivan, {G. W.} and Q. Swillens and I. Taboada and O. Tarasova and A. Tepe and S. Ter-Antonyan and C. Terranova and S. Tilav and M. Tluczykont and Toale, {P. A.} and D. Tosi and D. Turčan and {Van Eijndhoven}, N. and J. Vandenbroucke and {Van Overloop}, A. and B. Voigt and C. Walck and T. Waldenmaier and M. Walter and C. Wendt and S. Westerhoff and N. Whitehorn and Wiebusch, {C. H.} and A. Wiedemann and G. Wikstr{\"o}m and Williams, {D. R.} and R. Wischnewski and H. Wissing and K. Woschnagg and Xu, {X. W.} and G. Yodh and S. Yoshida",
year = "2009",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.79.102005",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "79",
journal = "Physical review D: Particles and fields",
issn = "1550-7998",
publisher = "American Institute of Physics",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Determination of the atmospheric neutrino flux and searches for new physics with AMANDA-II

AU - Abbasi, R.

AU - Abdou, Y.

AU - Ackermann, M.

AU - Adams, J.

AU - Ahlers, M.

AU - Andeen, K.

AU - Auffenberg, J.

AU - Bai, X.

AU - Baker, M.

AU - Barwick, S. W.

AU - Bay, R.

AU - Bazo Alba, J. L.

AU - Beattie, K.

AU - Bechet, S.

AU - Becker, J. K.

AU - Becker, K. H.

AU - Lotfi Benabderrhmane, Mohamed

AU - Berdermann, J.

AU - Berghaus, P.

AU - Berley, D.

AU - Bernardini, E.

AU - Bertrand, D.

AU - Besson, D. Z.

AU - Bissok, M.

AU - Blaufuss, E.

AU - Boersma, D. J.

AU - Bohm, C.

AU - Bolmont, J.

AU - Böser, S.

AU - Botner, O.

AU - Bradley, L.

AU - Braun, J.

AU - Breder, D.

AU - Burgess, T.

AU - Castermans, T.

AU - Chirkin, D.

AU - Christy, B.

AU - Clem, J.

AU - Cohen, S.

AU - Cowen, D. F.

AU - D'Agostino, M. V.

AU - Danninger, M.

AU - Day, C. T.

AU - De Clercq, C.

AU - Demirörs, L.

AU - Depaepe, O.

AU - Descamps, F.

AU - Desiati, P.

AU - De Vries-Uiterweerd, G.

AU - Deyoung, T.

AU - Diaz-Velez, J. C.

AU - Dreyer, J.

AU - Dumm, J. P.

AU - Duvoort, M. R.

AU - Edwards, W. R.

AU - Ehrlich, R.

AU - Eisch, J.

AU - Ellsworth, R. W.

AU - Engdegård, O.

AU - Euler, S.

AU - Evenson, P. A.

AU - Fadiran, O.

AU - Fazely, A. R.

AU - Feusels, T.

AU - Filimonov, K.

AU - Finley, C.

AU - Foerster, M. M.

AU - Fox, B. D.

AU - Franckowiak, A.

AU - Franke, R.

AU - Gaisser, T. K.

AU - Gallagher, J.

AU - Ganugapati, R.

AU - Gerhardt, L.

AU - Gladstone, L.

AU - Goldschmidt, A.

AU - Goodman, J. A.

AU - Gozzini, R.

AU - Grant, D.

AU - Griesel, T.

AU - Groß, A.

AU - Grullon, S.

AU - Gunasingha, R. M.

AU - Gurtner, M.

AU - Ha, C.

AU - Hallgren, A.

AU - Halzen, F.

AU - Han, K.

AU - Hanson, K.

AU - Hasegawa, Y.

AU - Heise, J.

AU - Helbing, K.

AU - Herquet, P.

AU - Hickford, S.

AU - Hill, G. C.

AU - Hoffman, K. D.

AU - Hoshina, K.

AU - Hubert, D.

AU - Huelsnitz, W.

AU - Hülß, J. P.

AU - Hulth, P. O.

AU - Hultqvist, K.

AU - Hussain, S.

AU - Imlay, R. L.

AU - Inaba, M.

AU - Ishihara, A.

AU - Jacobsen, J.

AU - Japaridze, G. S.

AU - Johansson, H.

AU - Joseph, J. M.

AU - Kampert, K. H.

AU - Kappes, A.

AU - Karg, T.

AU - Karle, A.

AU - Kelley, J. L.

AU - Kenny, P.

AU - Kiryluk, J.

AU - Kislat, F.

AU - Klein, S. R.

AU - Klepser, S.

AU - Knops, S.

AU - Kohnen, G.

AU - Kolanoski, H.

AU - Köpke, L.

AU - Kowalski, M.

AU - Kowarik, T.

AU - Krasberg, M.

AU - Kuehn, K.

AU - Kuwabara, T.

AU - Labare, M.

AU - Laihem, K.

AU - Landsman, H.

AU - Lauer, R.

AU - Leich, H.

AU - Lennarz, D.

AU - Lucke, A.

AU - Lundberg, J.

AU - Lünemann, J.

AU - Madsen, J.

AU - Majumdar, P.

AU - Maruyama, R.

AU - Mase, K.

AU - Matis, H. S.

AU - McParland, C. P.

AU - Meagher, K.

AU - Merck, M.

AU - Mészáros, P.

AU - Middell, E.

AU - Milke, N.

AU - Miyamoto, H.

AU - Mohr, A.

AU - Montaruli, T.

AU - Morse, R.

AU - Movit, S. M.

AU - Münich, K.

AU - Nahnhauer, R.

AU - Nam, J. W.

AU - Nießen, P.

AU - Nygren, D. R.

AU - Odrowski, S.

AU - Olivas, A.

AU - Olivo, M.

AU - Ono, M.

AU - Panknin, S.

AU - Patton, S.

AU - Pérez De Los Heros, C.

AU - Petrovic, J.

AU - Piegsa, A.

AU - Pieloth, D.

AU - Pohl, A. C.

AU - Porrata, R.

AU - Potthoff, N.

AU - Price, P. B.

AU - Prikockis, M.

AU - Przybylski, G. T.

AU - Rawlins, K.

AU - Redl, P.

AU - Resconi, E.

AU - Rhode, W.

AU - Ribordy, M.

AU - Rizzo, A.

AU - Rodrigues, J. P.

AU - Roth, P.

AU - Rothmaier, F.

AU - Rott, C.

AU - Roucelle, C.

AU - Rutledge, D.

AU - Ryckbosch, D.

AU - Sander, H. G.

AU - Sarkar, S.

AU - Satalecka, K.

AU - Schlenstedt, S.

AU - Schmidt, T.

AU - Schneider, D.

AU - Schukraft, A.

AU - Schulz, O.

AU - Schunck, M.

AU - Seckel, D.

AU - Semburg, B.

AU - Seo, S. H.

AU - Sestayo, Y.

AU - Seunarine, S.

AU - Silvestri, A.

AU - Slipak, A.

AU - Spiczak, G. M.

AU - Spiering, C.

AU - Stanev, T.

AU - Stephens, G.

AU - Stezelberger, T.

AU - Stokstad, R. G.

AU - Stoufer, M. C.

AU - Stoyanov, S.

AU - Strahler, E. A.

AU - Straszheim, T.

AU - Sulanke, K. H.

AU - Sullivan, G. W.

AU - Swillens, Q.

AU - Taboada, I.

AU - Tarasova, O.

AU - Tepe, A.

AU - Ter-Antonyan, S.

AU - Terranova, C.

AU - Tilav, S.

AU - Tluczykont, M.

AU - Toale, P. A.

AU - Tosi, D.

AU - Turčan, D.

AU - Van Eijndhoven, N.

AU - Vandenbroucke, J.

AU - Van Overloop, A.

AU - Voigt, B.

AU - Walck, C.

AU - Waldenmaier, T.

AU - Walter, M.

AU - Wendt, C.

AU - Westerhoff, S.

AU - Whitehorn, N.

AU - Wiebusch, C. H.

AU - Wiedemann, A.

AU - Wikström, G.

AU - Williams, D. R.

AU - Wischnewski, R.

AU - Wissing, H.

AU - Woschnagg, K.

AU - Xu, X. W.

AU - Yodh, G.

AU - Yoshida, S.

PY - 2009/5/1

Y1 - 2009/5/1

N2 - The AMANDA-II detector, operating since 2000 in the deep ice at the geographic South Pole, has accumulated a large sample of atmospheric muon neutrinos in the 100GeV to 10TeV energy range. The zenith angle and energy distribution of these events can be used to search for various phenomenological signatures of quantum gravity in the neutrino sector, such as violation of Lorentz invariance or quantum decoherence. Analyzing a set of 5511 candidate neutrino events collected during 1387 days of livetime from 2000 to 2006, we find no evidence for such effects and set upper limits on violation of Lorentz invariance and quantum decoherence parameters using a maximum likelihood method. Given the absence of evidence for new flavor-changing physics, we use the same methodology to determine the conventional atmospheric muon neutrino flux above 100GeV.

AB - The AMANDA-II detector, operating since 2000 in the deep ice at the geographic South Pole, has accumulated a large sample of atmospheric muon neutrinos in the 100GeV to 10TeV energy range. The zenith angle and energy distribution of these events can be used to search for various phenomenological signatures of quantum gravity in the neutrino sector, such as violation of Lorentz invariance or quantum decoherence. Analyzing a set of 5511 candidate neutrino events collected during 1387 days of livetime from 2000 to 2006, we find no evidence for such effects and set upper limits on violation of Lorentz invariance and quantum decoherence parameters using a maximum likelihood method. Given the absence of evidence for new flavor-changing physics, we use the same methodology to determine the conventional atmospheric muon neutrino flux above 100GeV.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.102005

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JO - Physical review D: Particles and fields

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SN - 1550-7998

IS - 10

M1 - 102005

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