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Title: A search for electron antineutrinos associated with gravitational-wave events GW150914 and GW151226 using KamLAND

Here, we present a search, using KamLAND, a kiloton-scale anti-neutrino detector, for low-energy anti-neutrino events that were coincident with the gravitational-wave (GW) events GW150914 and GW151226, and the candidate event LVT151012. We find no inverse beta-decay neutrino events within ±500 s of either GW signal. This non-detection is used to constrain the electron anti-neutrino fluence and the total integrated luminosity of the astrophysical sources.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1328751
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1006358
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8213; ir:1006358; TRN: US1700103
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-01ER41166; FG03-00ER41138; AC02-05CH11231; 26104002; 26104007
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal. Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 829; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8213
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
The KamLAND Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; gravitational waves; neutrinos