Design and Sensitivity of the Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland (RNO-G)

IceCube Collaboration, Stijn Buitink, Simon De Kockere, Krijn De Vries, Olaf Scholten, Dieder Van den Broeck

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This article presents the design of the Radio Neutrino Observatory Greenland (RNO-G) and discusses its scientific prospects. Using an array of radio sensors, RNO-G seeks to measure neutrinos above 10 PeV by exploiting the Askaryan effect in neutrino-induced cascades in ice. We discuss the experimental considerations that drive the design of RNO-G, present first measurements of the hardware that is to be deployed and discuss the projected sensitivity of the instrument. RNO-G will be the first production-scale radio detector for in-ice neutrino signals.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP03025
Number of pages51
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

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51 pages, 27 figures, prepared for JINST


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