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Title: SEARCH FOR MUON NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE IceCube NEUTRINO TELESCOPE

Abstract

We present the results of searches for high-energy muon neutrinos from 41 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in the northern sky with the IceCube detector in its 22 string configuration active in 2007/2008. The searches cover both the prompt and a possible precursor emission as well as a model-independent, wide time window of -1 hr to +3 hr around each GRB. In contrast to previous searches with a large GRB population, we do not utilize a standard Waxman-Bahcall GRB flux for the prompt emission but calculate individual neutrino spectra for all 41 GRBs from the burst parameters measured by satellites. For all of the three time windows, the best estimate for the number of signal events is zero. Therefore, we place 90% CL upper limits on the fluence from the prompt phase of 3.7 x 10{sup -3} erg cm{sup -2} (72 TeV-6.5 PeV) and on the fluence from the precursor phase of 2.3 x 10{sup -3} erg cm{sup -2} (2.2-55 TeV), where the quoted energy ranges contain 90% of the expected signal events in the detector. The 90% CL upper limit for the wide time window is 2.7 x 10{sup -3} erg cm{sup -2} (3 TeV-2.8 PeV) assuming an E {sup -2}more » flux.« less

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]; ;  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9]; ; ;  [10];  [11];  [12];  [13];  [14]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
  2. Department of Subatomic and Radiation Physics, University of Gent, B-9000 Gent (Belgium)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI 54022 (United States)
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch (New Zealand)
  5. Department of Physics, University of Oxford, 1 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom)
  6. Department of Physics, University of Wuppertal, D-42119 Wuppertal (Germany)
  7. Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States)
  8. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)
  9. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
  10. DESY, D-15735 Zeuthen (Germany)
  11. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
  12. Department of Physics and Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)
  13. Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Science Faculty CP230, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)
  14. Department of Physics, TU Dortmund University, D-44221 Dortmund (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21394517
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 710; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/710/1/346; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-637X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; DATA ANALYSIS; EMISSION; MUON NEUTRINOS; PEV RANGE; SATELLITES; SPECTRA; TELESCOPES; TEV RANGE; COSMIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; FERMIONS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LEPTONS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; NEUTRINOS; PRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Abbasi, R., Aguilar, J. A., Andeen, K., Baker, M., Abdou, Y., Abu-Zayyad, T., Adams, J., Ahlers, M., Auffenberg, J., Becker, K.-H., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Bay, R., Bazo Alba, J. L., Benabderrahmane, M. L., Berdermann, J., Beattie, K., Beatty, J. J., Bechet, S., and Becker, J. K. SEARCH FOR MUON NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE IceCube NEUTRINO TELESCOPE. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/710/1/346.
Abbasi, R., Aguilar, J. A., Andeen, K., Baker, M., Abdou, Y., Abu-Zayyad, T., Adams, J., Ahlers, M., Auffenberg, J., Becker, K.-H., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Bay, R., Bazo Alba, J. L., Benabderrahmane, M. L., Berdermann, J., Beattie, K., Beatty, J. J., Bechet, S., & Becker, J. K. SEARCH FOR MUON NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE IceCube NEUTRINO TELESCOPE. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/710/1/346.
Abbasi, R., Aguilar, J. A., Andeen, K., Baker, M., Abdou, Y., Abu-Zayyad, T., Adams, J., Ahlers, M., Auffenberg, J., Becker, K.-H., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Bay, R., Bazo Alba, J. L., Benabderrahmane, M. L., Berdermann, J., Beattie, K., Beatty, J. J., Bechet, S., and Becker, J. K. Wed . "SEARCH FOR MUON NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE IceCube NEUTRINO TELESCOPE". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/710/1/346.
@article{osti_21394517,
title = {SEARCH FOR MUON NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE IceCube NEUTRINO TELESCOPE},
author = {Abbasi, R. and Aguilar, J. A. and Andeen, K. and Baker, M. and Abdou, Y. and Abu-Zayyad, T. and Adams, J. and Ahlers, M. and Auffenberg, J. and Becker, K.-H. and Bai, X. and Barwick, S. W. and Bay, R. and Bazo Alba, J. L. and Benabderrahmane, M. L. and Berdermann, J. and Beattie, K. and Beatty, J. J. and Bechet, S. and Becker, J. K.},
abstractNote = {We present the results of searches for high-energy muon neutrinos from 41 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in the northern sky with the IceCube detector in its 22 string configuration active in 2007/2008. The searches cover both the prompt and a possible precursor emission as well as a model-independent, wide time window of -1 hr to +3 hr around each GRB. In contrast to previous searches with a large GRB population, we do not utilize a standard Waxman-Bahcall GRB flux for the prompt emission but calculate individual neutrino spectra for all 41 GRBs from the burst parameters measured by satellites. For all of the three time windows, the best estimate for the number of signal events is zero. Therefore, we place 90% CL upper limits on the fluence from the prompt phase of 3.7 x 10{sup -3} erg cm{sup -2} (72 TeV-6.5 PeV) and on the fluence from the precursor phase of 2.3 x 10{sup -3} erg cm{sup -2} (2.2-55 TeV), where the quoted energy ranges contain 90% of the expected signal events in the detector. The 90% CL upper limit for the wide time window is 2.7 x 10{sup -3} erg cm{sup -2} (3 TeV-2.8 PeV) assuming an E {sup -2} flux.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/710/1/346},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
issn = {0004-637X},
number = 1,
volume = 710,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {2}
}