Detection potential of the KM3NeT detector for high-energy neutrinos from the Fermi bubbles

S. Adrián-Martínez, M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, F. Aharonian, S. Aiello, A. Albert, M. Alexandri, F. Ameli, E. G. Anassontzis, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. Assis Jesus, J. J. Aubert, R. Bakker, A. E. Ball, G. Barbarino, E. Barbarito, F. BarbatoB. Baret, M. De Bel, A. Belias, N. Bellou, E. Berbee, A. Berkien, A. Bersani, V. Bertin, S. Beurthey, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, B. Bigourdan, M. Billault, R. De Boer, H. Boer Rookhuizen, M. Bonori, M. Borghini, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhadef, G. Bourlis, M. Bouwhuis, S. Bradbury, A. Brown, F. Bruni, J. Brunner, M. Brunoldi, J. Busto, G. Cacopardo, L. Caillat, D. Calvo Díaz-Aldagalán, A. Calzas, M. Canals, A. Capone, J. Carr, E. Castorina, S. Cecchini, A. Ceres, R. Cereseto, Th Chaleil, F. Chateau, T. Chiarusi, D. Choqueuse, P. E. Christopoulou, G. Chronis, O. Ciaffoni, M. Circella, R. Cocimano, F. Cohen, F. Colijn, R. Coniglione, M. Cordelli, A. Cosquer, M. Costa, P. Coyle, J. Craig, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, A. D'Amico, G. Damy, R. De Asmundis, G. De Bonis, G. Decock, P. Decowski, E. Delagnes, G. De Rosa, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti-Hasankiadeh, J. Drogou, D. Drouhin, F. Druillole, L. Drury, D. Durand, G. A. Durand, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhöfer, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, V. Espinosa, G. Etiope, P. Favali, D. Felea, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, A. Fotiou, U. Fritsch, D. Gajanana, R. Garaguso, G. P. Gasparini, F. Gasparoni, V. Gautard, F. Gensolen, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, I. Gialas, V. Giordano, J. Giraud, N. Gizani, A. Gleixner, C. Gojak, J. P. Gómez-González, K. Graf, D. Grasso, A. Grimaldi, R. Groenewegen, Z. Guédé, G. Guillard, F. Guilloux, R. Habel, G. Hallewell, H. Van Haren, J. Van Heerwaarden, A. Heijboer, E. Heine, J. J. Hernández-Rey, B. Herold, T. Hillebrand, M. Van De Hoek, J. Hogenbirk, J. Hößl, C. C. Hsu, M. Imbesi, A. Jamieson, P. Jansweijer, M. De Jong, F. Jouvenot, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, M. Karolak, U. F. Katz, O. Kavatsyuk, P. Keller, Y. Kiskiras, R. Klein, H. Kok, H. Kontoyiannis, P. Kooijman, J. Koopstra, C. Kopper, A. Korporaal, P. Koske, A. Kouchner, S. Koutsoukos, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, M. Laan, C. La Fratta, P. Lagier, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, A. Leisos, D. Lenis, E. Leonora, H. Le Provost, G. Lim, C. D. Llorens, J. Lloret, H. Löhner, D. Lo Presti, P. Lotrus, F. Louis, F. Lucarelli, V. Lykousis, D. Malyshev, S. Mangano, E. C. Marcoulaki, A. Margiotta, G. Marinaro, A. Marinelli, O. Mariş, E. Markopoulos, C. Markou, J. A. Martínez-Mora, A. Martini, J. Marvaldi, R. Masullo, G. Maurin, P. Migliozzi, E. Migneco, S. Minutoli, A. Miraglia, C. M. Mollo, M. Mongelli, E. Monmarthe, M. Morganti, S. Mos, H. Motz, Y. Moudden, G. Mul, P. Musico, M. Musumeci, Ch Naumann, M. Neff, C. Nicolaou, A. Orlando, D. Palioselitis, K. Papageorgiou, A. Papaikonomou, R. Papaleo, I. A. Papazoglou, G. E. Pǎvǎlaş, H. Z. Peek, J. Perkin, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, I. G. Priede, A. Psallidas, C. Rabouille, C. Racca, A. Radu, N. Randazzo, P. A. Rapidis, P. Razis, D. Real, C. Reed, S. Reito, L. K. Resvanis, G. Riccobene, R. Richter, K. Roensch, J. Rolin, J. Rose, J. Roux, A. Rovelli, A. Russo, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, D. Samtleben, P. Sapienza, J. W. Schmelling, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, K. Schroeder, J. P. Schuller, F. Schussler, D. Sciliberto, M. Sedita, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, I. Siotis, V. Sipala, C. Sollima, S. Sparnocchia, A. Spies, M. Spurio, T. Staller, S. Stavrakakis, G. Stavropoulos, J. Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, D. Stransky, M. Taiuti, A. Taylor, L. Thompson, P. Timmer, D. Tonoiu, S. Toscano, C. Touramanis, L. Trasatti, P. Traverso, A. Trovato, A. Tsirigotis, S. Tzamarias, E. Tzamariudaki, F. Urbano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, S. Viola, D. Vivolo, S. Wagner, P. Werneke, R. J. White, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. De Wolf, H. Yepes, V. Zhukov, E. Zonca, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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Abstract

A recent analysis of the Fermi Large Area Telescope data provided evidence for a high-intensity emission of high-energy gamma rays with a E-2 spectrum from two large areas, spanning 50° above and below the Galactic centre (the "Fermi bubbles"). A hadronic mechanism was proposed for this gamma-ray emission making the Fermi bubbles promising source candidates of high-energy neutrino emission. In this work Monte Carlo simulations regarding the detectability of high-energy neutrinos from the Fermi bubbles with the future multi-km3 neutrino telescope KM3NeT in the Mediterranean Sea are presented. Under the hypothesis that the gamma-ray emission is completely due to hadronic processes, the results indicate that neutrinos from the bubbles could be discovered in about one year of operation, for a neutrino spectrum with a cutoff at 100 TeV and a detector with about 6 km3 of instrumented volume. The effect of a possible lower cutoff is also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 22

Keywords

  • Fermi Bubbles
  • KM3NeT
  • Neutrino telescope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Adrián-Martínez, S., Ageron, M., Aguilar, J. A., Aharonian, F., Aiello, S., Albert, A., Alexandri, M., Ameli, F., Anassontzis, E. G., Anghinolfi, M., Anton, G., Anvar, S., Ardid, M., Assis Jesus, A., Aubert, J. J., Bakker, R., Ball, A. E., Barbarino, G., Barbarito, E., ... Zúñiga, J. (2013). Detection potential of the KM3NeT detector for high-energy neutrinos from the Fermi bubbles. Astroparticle Physics, 42, 7-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2012.11.010