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Title: Search for neutrino point sources with ANTARES 2007-2012 data

Neutrinos are unique probes to study the high energy Universe, since they are neutral, only interact weakly and are stable. Furthermore, they can provide key information about several fundamental questions in Physics like the origin of cosmic rays and the nature of dark matter. The ANTARES neutrino telescope, installed in the Mediterranean Sea, has been taking data since 2007. In this paper we review the results concerning the search for point sources of cosmic neutrinos, using data of 2007–2012. Two main strategies have been followed: to look towards the direction of sources candidate to emmit neutrinos and to make an all-sky scan. Although no significant cluster has been found above the background, flux limits have been set at the level of E{sup 2}φν{sup 90CL}∼1–2×10{sup −8} GeV cm{sup −}2s{sup −1}.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. IFIC (CSIC-UV), Ed. Institutos de Investigación, AC 22085, E-46071 Valencia (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390642
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1630; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: VLVvT 13: 6. International Workshop on Very Large Volumte Neutrino Telescopes, Stockholm (Sweden), 5-7 Aug 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; COSMIC NEUTRINOS; COSMIC RAY SOURCES; GEV RANGE; MEDITERRANEAN SEA; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; POINT SOURCES; REVIEWS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; UNIVERSE