Search for supernova neutrino bursts at super-kamiokande

M. Ikeda*, A. Takeda, Y. Fukuda, M. R. Vagins, K. Abe, T. Iida, K. Ishihara, J. Kameda, Y. Koshio, A. Minamino, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Obayashi, H. Ogawa, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, Y. TakeuchiK. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, S. Yamada, I. Higuchi, C. Ishihara, M. Ishitsuka, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, G. Mitsuka, S. Nakayama, H. Nishino, K. Okumura, C. Saji, Y. Takenaga, S. Clark, S. Desai, F. Dufour, E. Kearns, S. Likhoded, M. Litos, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, W. Wang, M. Goldhaber, D. Casper, J. P. Cravens, J. Dunmore, W. R. Kropp, D. W. Liu, S. Mine, C. Regis, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, K. S. Ganezer, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, K. Scholberg, N. Tanimoto, C. W. Walter, R. Wendell, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, G. Guillian, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, M. D. Messier, Y. Hayato, A. K. Ichikawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Iwashita, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nitta, Y. Oyama, Y. Totsuka, A. T. Suzuki, M. Hasegawa, K. Hiraide, H. Maesaka, T. Nakaya, K. Nishikawa, T. Sasaki, S. Yamamoto, M. Yokoyama, T. J. Haines, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Svoboda, G. W. Sullivan, D. Turcan, A. Habig, T. Sato, Y. Itow, T. Koike, T. Tanaka, C. K. Jung, T. Kato, K. Kobayashi, M. Malek, C. Mcgrew, A. Sarrat, R. Terri, C. Yanagisawa, N. Tamura, Y. Idehara, M. Sakuda, M. Sugihara, Y. Kuno, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, B. S. Yang, J. Yoo, T. Ishizuka, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, H. K. Seo, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue, Y. Furuse, H. Ishii, K. Nishijima, H. Ishino, Y. Watanabe, M. Koshiba, S. Chen, Z. Deng, Y. Liu, D. Kielczewska, J. Zalipska, H. Berns, R. Gran, K. K. Shiraishi, A. Stachyra, E. Thrane, K. Washburn, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

We report the results of a search for neutrino bursts from supernova explosions using the Super-Kamiokande detector. Super-Kamiokande is sensitive to core-collapse supernova explosions via observation of their neutrino emissions. The expected number of events comprising such a burst is ∼104, and the average energy of the neutrinos is in the range of a few tens of MeV for a core-collapse supernova explosion at a typical distance in our galaxy (10 kpc); this strong signal means that the detection efficiency anywhere within our galaxy and well past the Magellanic Clouds should be 100%. We examined a data set taken from 1996 May to 2001 July, and from 2002 December to 2005 October, corresponding to 2589.2 live days. However, there is no evidence of such a supernova explosion during the data-taking period. The 90% CL. upper limit on the rate of core-collapse supernova explosions out to distances of 100 kpc is found to be 0.32 SN yr-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-524
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume669
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Galaxies: individual (Milky Way, LMC, SMC)
  • Neutrinos
  • Supernovae: general

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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