Cao, Z (reprint author), Acad Sinica, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China.
Article; Proceedings Paper
We have investigated the possibility of v(tau) detection using the Cosmic Ray Tau Neutrino Telescopes (CRTNT) based on air shower fluorescence/Cerenkov light detector techniques. This approach requires an interaction of a v(tau) with material such as a mountain. The tau lepton produced in the interaction must escape from the earth then decay and initiate a shower in the air. Trigger efficiency has been estimated for the CRTNT detector. A rate of 8 triggered events per year is expected for the AGN neutrino source model.