Cascade sensitivity studies for KM3NeT
1 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell'Universitá, Viale Berti-Pichat 6/2, 40127 Bologna, Italy
2 INFN – Sezione di Bologna, Viale Berti-Pichat 6/2, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Published online: 6 July 2016
KM3NeT is a future research infrastructure in the deep seas of the Mediterranean housing a large scale neutrino telescope. The first phase of construction of the telescope has started. Next step is an intermediate phase realising a detector volume of about one-third of the final detector volume. We report on calculations of the sensitivity of the KM3NeT detector to showering neutrino events, the strategy to optimise the detector to a cosmic neutrino flux analogous to the one reported by the IceCube Collaboration and the results of this strategy applied to the intermediate phase detector.
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