Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
About the Earth density and the neutrino interaction
Instituto de Física de Mar del Plata (IFIMAR), CONICET, UNMDP, Departamento de Física, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Funes 3350, 7600, Mar del Plata, Argentina
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Published online: 13 July 2011
We visit again the problem to extract information about the mass distribution of the Earth using neutrino collisions with the Earth matter. The topic was addressed in several opportunities using different observable related with the neutrino flux arriving to a neutrino telescope like IceCube. In the present work we have used an observable that is weakly dependent of the initial flux. We check the homogeneity hypothesis and fit a simplified Earth model consistent with the observational value of the Earth mass and the inertia moment.
© Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica, 2011