EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 207, 2019Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescopes (VLVnT-2018)
|Number of page(s)
|Neutrino Oscillations and Dark Matter Search
|10 May 2019
Earth tomography with neutrinos in KM3NeT-ORCA
APC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France
2 Institut Universitaire de France, 75005 Paris, France
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Published online: 10 May 2019
The study of atmospheric neutrinos crossing the Earth can provide tomographic information on the Earth’s interior, complementary to the standard geophysics methods. This contribution presents an updated study of the potential of the KM3NeT-ORCA detector for neutrino oscillation tomography of the Earth, showing that after ten years of operation it can measure the electron density in both the lower mantle and the outer core with a precision of a few percents in the case of normal neutrino mass hierarchy.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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