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Title: OBSERVATIONAL SEARCH FOR PeV-EeV TAU NEUTRINO FROM GRB081203A

Abstract

We report the first observational search for tau neutrinos ({nu}{sub {tau}}) from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) using one of the Ashra light collectors. The Earth-skimming {nu}{sub {tau}} technique of imaging Cherenkov {tau} showers was applied as a detection method. We set stringent upper limits on the {nu}{sub {tau}} fluence in PeV-EeV region for 3780 s (between 2.83 and 1.78 hr before) and another 3780 s (between 21.2 and 22.2 hr after) surrounding GRB081203A triggered by the Swift satellite. This first search for PeV-EeV {nu}{sub {tau}} complements other experiments in energy range and methodology, and suggests the prologue of 'multi-particle astronomy' with a precise determination of time and location.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ; ;  [2]; ; ;  [3]; ;  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582 (Japan)
  2. Department of Physics, Toho University, Funabashi, Chiba 274-8510 (Japan)
  3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI 96720-4091 (United States)
  5. Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601 (Japan)
  6. Department of Engineering, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Kanagawa 221-8686 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21562526
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 736; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L12; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8205
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; NEUTRINO DETECTION; TAU NEUTRINOS; COSMIC RADIATION; DETECTION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; HEAVY LEPTONS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LEPTONS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; NEUTRINOS; PRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Aita, Y., Aoki, T., Asaoka, Y., Chonan, T., Jobashi, M., Masuda, M., Morimoto, Y., Noda, K., Sasaki, M., Asoh, J., Ishikawa, N., Ogawa, S., Learned, J. G., Matsuno, S., Olsen, S., Binder, P.-M., Hamilton, J., Sugiyama, N., and Watanabe, Y., E-mail: asaoka@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp, E-mail: sasakim@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp. OBSERVATIONAL SEARCH FOR PeV-EeV TAU NEUTRINO FROM GRB081203A. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L12.
Aita, Y., Aoki, T., Asaoka, Y., Chonan, T., Jobashi, M., Masuda, M., Morimoto, Y., Noda, K., Sasaki, M., Asoh, J., Ishikawa, N., Ogawa, S., Learned, J. G., Matsuno, S., Olsen, S., Binder, P.-M., Hamilton, J., Sugiyama, N., & Watanabe, Y., E-mail: asaoka@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp, E-mail: sasakim@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp. OBSERVATIONAL SEARCH FOR PeV-EeV TAU NEUTRINO FROM GRB081203A. United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L12.
Aita, Y., Aoki, T., Asaoka, Y., Chonan, T., Jobashi, M., Masuda, M., Morimoto, Y., Noda, K., Sasaki, M., Asoh, J., Ishikawa, N., Ogawa, S., Learned, J. G., Matsuno, S., Olsen, S., Binder, P.-M., Hamilton, J., Sugiyama, N., and Watanabe, Y., E-mail: asaoka@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp, E-mail: sasakim@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp. Wed . "OBSERVATIONAL SEARCH FOR PeV-EeV TAU NEUTRINO FROM GRB081203A". United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L12.
@article{osti_21562526,
title = {OBSERVATIONAL SEARCH FOR PeV-EeV TAU NEUTRINO FROM GRB081203A},
author = {Aita, Y. and Aoki, T. and Asaoka, Y. and Chonan, T. and Jobashi, M. and Masuda, M. and Morimoto, Y. and Noda, K. and Sasaki, M. and Asoh, J. and Ishikawa, N. and Ogawa, S. and Learned, J. G. and Matsuno, S. and Olsen, S. and Binder, P.-M. and Hamilton, J. and Sugiyama, N. and Watanabe, Y., E-mail: asaoka@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp, E-mail: sasakim@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp},
abstractNote = {We report the first observational search for tau neutrinos ({nu}{sub {tau}}) from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) using one of the Ashra light collectors. The Earth-skimming {nu}{sub {tau}} technique of imaging Cherenkov {tau} showers was applied as a detection method. We set stringent upper limits on the {nu}{sub {tau}} fluence in PeV-EeV region for 3780 s (between 2.83 and 1.78 hr before) and another 3780 s (between 21.2 and 22.2 hr after) surrounding GRB081203A triggered by the Swift satellite. This first search for PeV-EeV {nu}{sub {tau}} complements other experiments in energy range and methodology, and suggests the prologue of 'multi-particle astronomy' with a precise determination of time and location.},
doi = {10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L12},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
issn = {2041-8205},
number = 1,
volume = 736,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}