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Title: AN ALL-SKY SEARCH FOR THREE FLAVORS OF NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE ICECUBE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY

Abstract

We present the results and methodology of a search for neutrinos produced in the decay of charged pions created in interactions between protons and gamma-rays during the prompt emission of 807 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) over the entire sky. This three-year search is the first in IceCube for shower-like Cherenkov light patterns from electron, muon, and tau neutrinos correlated with GRBs. We detect five low-significance events correlated with five GRBs. These events are consistent with the background expectation from atmospheric muons and neutrinos. The results of this search in combination with those of IceCube’s four years of searches for track-like Cherenkov light patterns from muon neutrinos correlated with Northern-Hemisphere GRBs produce limits that tightly constrain current models of neutrino and ultra high energy cosmic ray production in GRB fireballs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]; ;  [5];  [6];  [7]; ;  [8]; ;  [9]; ;  [10];  [11];  [12];  [13];  [14];  [15]; more »; « less
  1. Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 5005 (Australia)
  2. Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching (Germany)
  3. DESY, D-15735 Zeuthen (Germany)
  4. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch (New Zealand)
  5. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Science Faculty CP230, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)
  6. Dept. of Physics and Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
  7. Oskar Klein Centre and Dept. of Physics, Stockholm University, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden)
  8. Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany)
  9. Dept. of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)
  10. Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudinger Weg 7, D-55099 Mainz (Germany)
  11. Dept. of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)
  12. III. Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen University, D-52056 Aachen (Germany)
  13. Physics Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD 57701 (United States)
  14. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)
  15. Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22666159
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 824; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0004-637X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CHERENKOV RADIATION; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; DATA ANALYSIS; DECAY; ELECTRONS; EMISSION; FLAMES; FLAVOR MODEL; GAMMA RADIATION; ICECUBE NEUTRINO DETECTOR; INTERACTIONS; MUON NEUTRINOS; MUONS; NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; PHOTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; SHOWERS; TAU NEUTRINOS; TELESCOPES

Citation Formats

Aartsen, M. G., Abraham, K., Ackermann, M., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ansseau, I., Ahlers, M., Ahrens, M., Altmann, D., Anton, G., Anderson, T., Arlen, T. C., Archinger, M., Baum, V., Arguelles, C., Auffenberg, J., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Bay, R., E-mail: hellauer@umd.edu, Collaboration: IceCube Collaboration, and and others. AN ALL-SKY SEARCH FOR THREE FLAVORS OF NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE ICECUBE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.3847/0004-637X/824/2/115.
Aartsen, M. G., Abraham, K., Ackermann, M., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ansseau, I., Ahlers, M., Ahrens, M., Altmann, D., Anton, G., Anderson, T., Arlen, T. C., Archinger, M., Baum, V., Arguelles, C., Auffenberg, J., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Bay, R., E-mail: hellauer@umd.edu, Collaboration: IceCube Collaboration, & and others. AN ALL-SKY SEARCH FOR THREE FLAVORS OF NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE ICECUBE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY. United States. doi:10.3847/0004-637X/824/2/115.
Aartsen, M. G., Abraham, K., Ackermann, M., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ansseau, I., Ahlers, M., Ahrens, M., Altmann, D., Anton, G., Anderson, T., Arlen, T. C., Archinger, M., Baum, V., Arguelles, C., Auffenberg, J., Bai, X., Barwick, S. W., Bay, R., E-mail: hellauer@umd.edu, Collaboration: IceCube Collaboration, and and others. Mon . "AN ALL-SKY SEARCH FOR THREE FLAVORS OF NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE ICECUBE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY". United States. doi:10.3847/0004-637X/824/2/115.
@article{osti_22666159,
title = {AN ALL-SKY SEARCH FOR THREE FLAVORS OF NEUTRINOS FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS WITH THE ICECUBE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY},
author = {Aartsen, M. G. and Abraham, K. and Ackermann, M. and Adams, J. and Aguilar, J. A. and Ansseau, I. and Ahlers, M. and Ahrens, M. and Altmann, D. and Anton, G. and Anderson, T. and Arlen, T. C. and Archinger, M. and Baum, V. and Arguelles, C. and Auffenberg, J. and Bai, X. and Barwick, S. W. and Bay, R., E-mail: hellauer@umd.edu and Collaboration: IceCube Collaboration and and others},
abstractNote = {We present the results and methodology of a search for neutrinos produced in the decay of charged pions created in interactions between protons and gamma-rays during the prompt emission of 807 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) over the entire sky. This three-year search is the first in IceCube for shower-like Cherenkov light patterns from electron, muon, and tau neutrinos correlated with GRBs. We detect five low-significance events correlated with five GRBs. These events are consistent with the background expectation from atmospheric muons and neutrinos. The results of this search in combination with those of IceCube’s four years of searches for track-like Cherenkov light patterns from muon neutrinos correlated with Northern-Hemisphere GRBs produce limits that tightly constrain current models of neutrino and ultra high energy cosmic ray production in GRB fireballs.},
doi = {10.3847/0004-637X/824/2/115},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
issn = {0004-637X},
number = 2,
volume = 824,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
}