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Paper   IPM / P / 12554
School of Physics
  Title:   Implications of the Pseudo-Dirac Scenario for Ultra High Energy Neutrinos from GRBs
1.  A. Esmaeili
2.  Y. Farzan
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JCAP
  Vol.:  1212
  Year:  2012
  Pages:   014
  Supported by:  IPM
The source of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) is still an unresolved mystery. Up until recently, sources of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) had been considered as a suitable source for UHECR. Within the fireball model, the UHECR produced at GRBs should be accompanied with a neutrino flux detectable at the neutrino telescope such as IceCube. Recently, IceCube has set an upper bound on the neutrino flux accompanied by GRBs about 3.7 times below the prediction. We investigate whether this deficit can be explained by the oscillation of the active neutrinos to sterile neutrinos en route from the source to the detectors within the pseudo-Dirac scenario. We then discuss the implication of this scenario for diffuse supernova relic neutrinos.

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