Search for a diffuse flux of high-energy νμ with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. André, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. J. Aubert, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-CaboM. C. Bouwhuis, A. M. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Cârloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J. L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gómez-González, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hößl, C. C. Hsu, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lefèvre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Mazure, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, Holger Martin Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pǎvǎlaş, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schöck, J. P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J M Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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Abstract

A search for a diffuse flux of astrophysical muon neutrinos, using data collected by the ANTARES neutrino telescope is presented. A (0.83×2π) sr sky was monitored for a total of 334 days of equivalent live time. The searched signal corresponds to an excess of events, produced by astrophysical sources, over the expected atmospheric neutrino background. The observed number of events is found compatible with the background expectation. Assuming an E-2 flux spectrum, a 90% c.l. upper limit on the diffuse νμ flux of E2Φ90%=5.3×10-8 GeVcm-2s-1sr-11 in the energy range 20 TeV-2.5 PeV is obtained. Other signal models with different energy spectra are also tested and some rejected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume696
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 24
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • ANTARES
  • Diffuse muon neutrino flux
  • Neutrino telescope

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Search for a diffuse flux of high-energy νμ with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. / Aguilar, J. A.; Samarai, I. Al; Albert, A.; André, M.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Anvar, S.; Ardid, M.; Assis Jesus, A. C.; Astraatmadja, T.; Aubert, J. J.; Auer, R.; Baret, B.; Basa, S.; Bazzotti, M.; Bertin, V.; Biagi, S.; Bigongiari, C.; Bogazzi, C.; Bou-Cabo, M.; Bouwhuis, M. C.; Brown, A. M.; Brunner, J.; Busto, J.; Camarena, F.; Capone, A.; Cârloganu, C.; Carminati, G.; Carr, J.; Cecchini, S.; Charvis, Ph; Chiarusi, T.; Circella, M.; Coniglione, R.; Costantini, H.; Cottini, N.; Coyle, P.; Curtil, C.; Decowski, M. P.; Dekeyser, I.; Deschamps, A.; Donzaud, C.; Dornic, D.; Dorosti, Q.; Drouhin, D.; Eberl, T.; Emanuele, U.; Ernenwein, J. P.; Escoffier, S.; Fehr, F.; Flaminio, V.; Folger, F.; Fritsch, U.; Fuda, J. L.; Galata, S.; Gay, P.; Giacomelli, G.; Gómez-González, J. P.; Graf, K.; Guillard, G.; Halladjian, G.; Hallewell, G.; van Haren, H.; Heijboer, A. J.; Hello, Y.; Hernández-Rey, J. J.; Herold, B.; Hößl, J.; Hsu, C. C.; de Jong, M.; Kadler, M.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kalekin, O.; Kappes, A.; Katz, U.; Kooijman, P.; Kopper, C.; Kouchner, A.; Kulikovskiy, V.; Lahmann, R.; Lamare, P.; Larosa, G.; Lefèvre, D.; Lim, G.; Presti, D. Lo; Loehner, H.; Loucatos, S.; Lucarelli, F.; Mangano, S.; Marcelin, M.; Margiotta, A.; Martinez-Mora, J. A.; Mazure, A.; Meli, A.; Montaruli, T.; Morganti, M.; Moscoso, L.; Motz, Holger Martin; Naumann, C.; Neff, M.; Palioselitis, D.; Pǎvǎlaş, G. E.; Payre, P.; Petrovic, J.; Piattelli, P.; Picot-Clemente, N.; Picq, C.; Popa, V.; Pradier, T.; Presani, E.; Racca, C.; Reed, C.; Riccobene, G.; Richardt, C.; Roensch, K.; Rostovtsev, A.; Rujoiu, M.; Russo, G. V.; Salesa, F.; Sapienza, P.; Schöck, F.; Schuller, J. P.; Shanidze, R.; Simeone, F.; Spies, A.; Spurio, M.; Steijger, J. J M; Stolarczyk, Th; Taiuti, M.; Tamburini, C.; Tasca, L.; Toscano, S.; Vallage, B.; Van Elewyck, V.; Vannoni, G.; Vecchi, M.; Vernin, P.; Wijnker, G.; de Wolf, E.; Yepes, H.; Zaborov, D.; Zornoza, J. D.; Zúñiga, J.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 696, No. 1-2, 24.01.2011, p. 16-22.

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Aguilar, JA, Samarai, IA, Albert, A, André, M, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Assis Jesus, AC, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, JJ, Auer, R, Baret, B, Basa, S, Bazzotti, M, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigongiari, C, Bogazzi, C, Bou-Cabo, M, Bouwhuis, MC, Brown, AM, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Camarena, F, Capone, A, Cârloganu, C, Carminati, G, Carr, J, Cecchini, S, Charvis, P, Chiarusi, T, Circella, M, Coniglione, R, Costantini, H, Cottini, N, Coyle, P, Curtil, C, Decowski, MP, Dekeyser, I, Deschamps, A, Donzaud, C, Dornic, D, Dorosti, Q, Drouhin, D, Eberl, T, Emanuele, U, Ernenwein, JP, Escoffier, S, Fehr, F, Flaminio, V, Folger, F, Fritsch, U, Fuda, JL, Galata, S, Gay, P, Giacomelli, G, Gómez-González, JP, Graf, K, Guillard, G, Halladjian, G, Hallewell, G, van Haren, H, Heijboer, AJ, Hello, Y, Hernández-Rey, JJ, Herold, B, Hößl, J, Hsu, CC, de Jong, M, Kadler, M, Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N, Kalekin, O, Kappes, A, Katz, U, Kooijman, P, Kopper, C, Kouchner, A, Kulikovskiy, V, Lahmann, R, Lamare, P, Larosa, G, Lefèvre, D, Lim, G, Presti, DL, Loehner, H, Loucatos, S, Lucarelli, F, Mangano, S, Marcelin, M, Margiotta, A, Martinez-Mora, JA, Mazure, A, Meli, A, Montaruli, T, Morganti, M, Moscoso, L, Motz, HM, Naumann, C, Neff, M, Palioselitis, D, Pǎvǎlaş, GE, Payre, P, Petrovic, J, Piattelli, P, Picot-Clemente, N, Picq, C, Popa, V, Pradier, T, Presani, E, Racca, C, Reed, C, Riccobene, G, Richardt, C, Roensch, K, Rostovtsev, A, Rujoiu, M, Russo, GV, Salesa, F, Sapienza, P, Schöck, F, Schuller, JP, Shanidze, R, Simeone, F, Spies, A, Spurio, M, Steijger, JJM, Stolarczyk, T, Taiuti, M, Tamburini, C, Tasca, L, Toscano, S, Vallage, B, Van Elewyck, V, Vannoni, G, Vecchi, M, Vernin, P, Wijnker, G, de Wolf, E, Yepes, H, Zaborov, D, Zornoza, JD & Zúñiga, J 2011, 'Search for a diffuse flux of high-energy νμ with the ANTARES neutrino telescope', Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 696, no. 1-2, pp. 16-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2010.11.070
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