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Title: SEARCH FOR PROMPT NEUTRINO EMISSION FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH ICECUBE

Abstract

We present constraints derived from a search of four years of IceCube data for a prompt neutrino flux from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). A single low-significance neutrino, compatible with the atmospheric neutrino background, was found in coincidence with one of the 506 observed bursts. Although GRBs have been proposed as candidate sources for ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, our limits on the neutrino flux disfavor much of the parameter space for the latest models. We also find that no more than ∼1% of the recently observed astrophysical neutrino flux consists of prompt emission from GRBs that are potentially observable by existing satellites.

Authors:
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  1. School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 Australia (Australia)
  2. DESY, D-15735 Zeuthen (Germany)
  3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch (New Zealand)
  4. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Science Faculty CP230, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)
  5. Department of Physics and Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
  6. Oskar Klein Centre and Department of Physics, Stockholm University, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden)
  7. Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany)
  8. Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)
  9. Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen University, D-52056 Aachen (Germany)
  10. Physics Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD 57701 (United States)
  11. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)
  12. Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudinger Weg 7, D-55099 Mainz (Germany)
  13. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
  14. Department of Physics and Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)
  15. Fakultät für Physik and Astronomie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)
  16. Department of Physics, University of Wuppertal, D-42119 Wuppertal (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22518972
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 805; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8205
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMIC NEUTRINOS; LIMITING VALUES; NEUTRINO DETECTION; POTENTIALS; SATELLITES; SPACE

Citation Formats

Aartsen, M. G., Ackermann, M., Berghaus, P., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ahlers, M., Arguelles, C., BenZvi, S., Ahrens, M., Altmann, D., Anderson, T., Arlen, T. C., Auffenberg, J., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Baum, V., Bay, R., Beatty, J. J., Tjus, J. Becker, Becker, K.-H., and and others. SEARCH FOR PROMPT NEUTRINO EMISSION FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH ICECUBE. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/805/1/L5.
Aartsen, M. G., Ackermann, M., Berghaus, P., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ahlers, M., Arguelles, C., BenZvi, S., Ahrens, M., Altmann, D., Anderson, T., Arlen, T. C., Auffenberg, J., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Baum, V., Bay, R., Beatty, J. J., Tjus, J. Becker, Becker, K.-H., & and others. SEARCH FOR PROMPT NEUTRINO EMISSION FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH ICECUBE. United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/805/1/L5.
Aartsen, M. G., Ackermann, M., Berghaus, P., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ahlers, M., Arguelles, C., BenZvi, S., Ahrens, M., Altmann, D., Anderson, T., Arlen, T. C., Auffenberg, J., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Baum, V., Bay, R., Beatty, J. J., Tjus, J. Becker, Becker, K.-H., and and others. Wed . "SEARCH FOR PROMPT NEUTRINO EMISSION FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH ICECUBE". United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/805/1/L5.
@article{osti_22518972,
title = {SEARCH FOR PROMPT NEUTRINO EMISSION FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH ICECUBE},
author = {Aartsen, M. G. and Ackermann, M. and Berghaus, P. and Adams, J. and Aguilar, J. A. and Ahlers, M. and Arguelles, C. and BenZvi, S. and Ahrens, M. and Altmann, D. and Anderson, T. and Arlen, T. C. and Auffenberg, J. and Bai, X. and Barwick, S. W. and Baum, V. and Bay, R. and Beatty, J. J. and Tjus, J. Becker and Becker, K.-H. and and others},
abstractNote = {We present constraints derived from a search of four years of IceCube data for a prompt neutrino flux from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). A single low-significance neutrino, compatible with the atmospheric neutrino background, was found in coincidence with one of the 506 observed bursts. Although GRBs have been proposed as candidate sources for ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, our limits on the neutrino flux disfavor much of the parameter space for the latest models. We also find that no more than ∼1% of the recently observed astrophysical neutrino flux consists of prompt emission from GRBs that are potentially observable by existing satellites.},
doi = {10.1088/2041-8205/805/1/L5},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
issn = {2041-8205},
number = 1,
volume = 805,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}