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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 con-figuration 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 h to +3 haround 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 calcu- late individual neutrino spectra for all 41 GRBs from the burst parameters measured by satellites. For all three time windows the best estimate for the number of signal events is zero. Therefore, we place 90percent CL upper limits on the fluence from the prompt phase of 3.7 x 10-3 erg cm-2 (72TeV - 6.5 PeV) and on the fluence from the precursor phase of 2.3 x 10-3 erg cm-2 (2.2TeV - 55TeV), where the quoted energy ranges contain 90percent of the expected signal events in the detector. The 90percent CL upper limit for the wide time window is 2.7 x 10-3 erg cm-2 (3TeV - 2.8 PeV) assuming an E-2 flux.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Nuclear Science Division
OSTI Identifier:
986248
Report Number(s):
LBNL-3807E
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; TRN: US1006314
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; CONFIGURATION; ENERGY RANGE; MUON NEUTRINOS; NEUTRINOS; PRECURSOR; SATELLITES; SKY; SPECTRA; TELESCOPES; WINDOWS

Citation Formats

IceCube Collaboration, and Abbasi, R. Search for muon neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Bursts with the IceCube neutrino telescope. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
IceCube Collaboration, & Abbasi, R. Search for muon neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Bursts with the IceCube neutrino telescope. United States.
IceCube Collaboration, and Abbasi, R. Tue . "Search for muon neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Bursts with the IceCube neutrino telescope". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986248.
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title = {Search for muon neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Bursts with the IceCube neutrino telescope},
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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 con-figuration 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 h to +3 haround 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 calcu- late individual neutrino spectra for all 41 GRBs from the burst parameters measured by satellites. For all three time windows the best estimate for the number of signal events is zero. Therefore, we place 90percent CL upper limits on the fluence from the prompt phase of 3.7 x 10-3 erg cm-2 (72TeV - 6.5 PeV) and on the fluence from the precursor phase of 2.3 x 10-3 erg cm-2 (2.2TeV - 55TeV), where the quoted energy ranges contain 90percent of the expected signal events in the detector. The 90percent CL upper limit for the wide time window is 2.7 x 10-3 erg cm-2 (3TeV - 2.8 PeV) assuming an E-2 flux.},
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journal = {Physical Review Letters},
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