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Title: Constraints on the diffuse high-energy neutrino flux from the third flight of ANITA

Abstract

The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna, a NASA long-duration balloon payload, searches for radio emission from interactions of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos in polar ice. The third flight of the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna was launched in December 2014 and completed a 22-day flight. Here, we present the results of three analyses searching for Askaryan radio emission of neutrino origin. In the most sensitive of the analyses, we find one event in the signal region on an expected background of 0.7$$+0.5\atop{-0.3}$$. Though consistent with the background estimate, the event remains compatible with a neutrino hypothesis even after additional postunblinding scrutiny.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Science Foundation (NSF); National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
Contributing Org.:
ANITA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1461819
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; 1255557; 106-2119-M-002-011
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; cosmic ray composition and spectra; cosmic ray sources; extrasolar neutrino astronomy

Citation Formats

Gorham, P. W., Allison, P., Banerjee, O., Batten, L., Beatty, J. J., Bechtol, K., Belov, K., Besson, D. Z., Binns, W. R., Bugaev, V., Cao, P., Chen, C. C., Chen, C. H., Chen, P., Clem, J. M., Connolly, A., Cremonesi, L., Dailey, B., Deaconu, C., Dowkontt, P. F., Fox, B. D., Gordon, J. W. H., Hast, C., Hill, B., Hsu, S. Y., Huang, J. J., Hughes, K., Hupe, R., Israel, M. H., Liewer, K. M., Liu, T. C., Ludwig, A. B., Macchiarulo, L., Matsuno, S., Miki, C., Mulrey, K., Nam, J., Naudet, C., Nichol, R. J., Novikov, A., Oberla, E., Prohira, S., Rauch, B. F., Roberts, J. M., Romero-Wolf, A., Rotter, B., Russell, J. W., Saltzberg, D., Seckel, D., Schoorlemmer, H., Shiao, J., Stafford, S., Stockham, J., Stockham, M., Strutt, B., Sutherland, M. S., Varner, G. S., Vieregg, A. G., Wang, S. H., and Wissel, S. A. Constraints on the diffuse high-energy neutrino flux from the third flight of ANITA. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevd.98.022001.
Gorham, P. W., Allison, P., Banerjee, O., Batten, L., Beatty, J. J., Bechtol, K., Belov, K., Besson, D. Z., Binns, W. R., Bugaev, V., Cao, P., Chen, C. C., Chen, C. H., Chen, P., Clem, J. M., Connolly, A., Cremonesi, L., Dailey, B., Deaconu, C., Dowkontt, P. F., Fox, B. D., Gordon, J. W. H., Hast, C., Hill, B., Hsu, S. Y., Huang, J. J., Hughes, K., Hupe, R., Israel, M. H., Liewer, K. M., Liu, T. C., Ludwig, A. B., Macchiarulo, L., Matsuno, S., Miki, C., Mulrey, K., Nam, J., Naudet, C., Nichol, R. J., Novikov, A., Oberla, E., Prohira, S., Rauch, B. F., Roberts, J. M., Romero-Wolf, A., Rotter, B., Russell, J. W., Saltzberg, D., Seckel, D., Schoorlemmer, H., Shiao, J., Stafford, S., Stockham, J., Stockham, M., Strutt, B., Sutherland, M. S., Varner, G. S., Vieregg, A. G., Wang, S. H., & Wissel, S. A. Constraints on the diffuse high-energy neutrino flux from the third flight of ANITA. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.98.022001.
Gorham, P. W., Allison, P., Banerjee, O., Batten, L., Beatty, J. J., Bechtol, K., Belov, K., Besson, D. Z., Binns, W. R., Bugaev, V., Cao, P., Chen, C. C., Chen, C. H., Chen, P., Clem, J. M., Connolly, A., Cremonesi, L., Dailey, B., Deaconu, C., Dowkontt, P. F., Fox, B. D., Gordon, J. W. H., Hast, C., Hill, B., Hsu, S. Y., Huang, J. J., Hughes, K., Hupe, R., Israel, M. H., Liewer, K. M., Liu, T. C., Ludwig, A. B., Macchiarulo, L., Matsuno, S., Miki, C., Mulrey, K., Nam, J., Naudet, C., Nichol, R. J., Novikov, A., Oberla, E., Prohira, S., Rauch, B. F., Roberts, J. M., Romero-Wolf, A., Rotter, B., Russell, J. W., Saltzberg, D., Seckel, D., Schoorlemmer, H., Shiao, J., Stafford, S., Stockham, J., Stockham, M., Strutt, B., Sutherland, M. S., Varner, G. S., Vieregg, A. G., Wang, S. H., and Wissel, S. A. Mon . "Constraints on the diffuse high-energy neutrino flux from the third flight of ANITA". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.98.022001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1461819.
@article{osti_1461819,
title = {Constraints on the diffuse high-energy neutrino flux from the third flight of ANITA},
author = {Gorham, P. W. and Allison, P. and Banerjee, O. and Batten, L. and Beatty, J. J. and Bechtol, K. and Belov, K. and Besson, D. Z. and Binns, W. R. and Bugaev, V. and Cao, P. and Chen, C. C. and Chen, C. H. and Chen, P. and Clem, J. M. and Connolly, A. and Cremonesi, L. and Dailey, B. and Deaconu, C. and Dowkontt, P. F. and Fox, B. D. and Gordon, J. W. H. and Hast, C. and Hill, B. and Hsu, S. Y. and Huang, J. J. and Hughes, K. and Hupe, R. and Israel, M. H. and Liewer, K. M. and Liu, T. C. and Ludwig, A. B. and Macchiarulo, L. and Matsuno, S. and Miki, C. and Mulrey, K. and Nam, J. and Naudet, C. and Nichol, R. J. and Novikov, A. and Oberla, E. and Prohira, S. and Rauch, B. F. and Roberts, J. M. and Romero-Wolf, A. and Rotter, B. and Russell, J. W. and Saltzberg, D. and Seckel, D. and Schoorlemmer, H. and Shiao, J. and Stafford, S. and Stockham, J. and Stockham, M. and Strutt, B. and Sutherland, M. S. and Varner, G. S. and Vieregg, A. G. and Wang, S. H. and Wissel, S. A.},
abstractNote = {The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna, a NASA long-duration balloon payload, searches for radio emission from interactions of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos in polar ice. The third flight of the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna was launched in December 2014 and completed a 22-day flight. Here, we present the results of three analyses searching for Askaryan radio emission of neutrino origin. In the most sensitive of the analyses, we find one event in the signal region on an expected background of 0.7$+0.5\atop{-0.3}$. Though consistent with the background estimate, the event remains compatible with a neutrino hypothesis even after additional postunblinding scrutiny.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevd.98.022001},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 2,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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