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Title: Search for muon signal from dark matter annihilations in the Sun with the Baksan Underground Scintillator Telescope for 24.12 years

We present a new dataset analysis of the neutrino experiment at the Baksan Underground Scintillator Telescope with muon energy threshold about 1 GeV for the longest exposure time toward the Sun. In search for a signal from self-annihilations of dark matter particles in the center of the Sun we use an updated sample of upward through-going muons for 24.12 years of live time. No observable excess has been found in measured muons relative to expected background from neutrinos of atmospheric origin. We present an improved data analysis procedure and describe it in detail. We set the 90% C.L. new upper limits on expected neutrino and muon fluxes from dark matter annihilations in the Sun, on the corresponding annihilation rates and cross sections of their elastic scattering off proton.
Authors:
 [1] ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Kabardino-Balkariya 400900 (Russian Federation)
  2. Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, prospect 60-th October 7A, Moscow 117312 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22282675
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2013; Journal Issue: 09; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANNIHILATION; CROSS SECTIONS; DATA ANALYSIS; DEAD TIME; ELASTIC SCATTERING; GEV RANGE; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PROTON REACTIONS; PROTONS; SUN; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; UNDERGROUND