Flux limits on ultra high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-B10

M. Ackermann, J. Ahrens, H. Albrecht, D. Atlee, X. Bai, R. Bay, M. Bartelt, S. W. Barwick, T. Becka, K. H. Becker, J. K. Becker, E. Bernardini, D. Bertrand, D. J. Boersma, S. Böser, O. Botner, A. Bouchta, Othmane Bouhali, J. Braun, C. Burgess & 79 others T. Burgess, T. Castermans, D. Chirkin, T. Coarasa, B. Collin, J. Conrad, J. Cooley, D. F. Cowen, A. Davour, C. De Clercq, T. De Young, P. Desiati, P. Ekström, T. Feser, T. K. Gaisser, R. Ganugapati, H. Geenen, L. Gerhardt, A. Goldschmidt, A. Groß, A. Hallgren, F. Halzen, K. Hanson, D. Hardtke, R. Hardtke, T. Harenberg, T. Hauschildt, K. Helbing, M. Hellwig, P. Herquet, G. C. Hill, J. Hodges, D. Hubert, B. Hughey, P. O. Hulth, K. Hultqvist, Stephan Hundertmark, J. Jacobsen, K. H. Kampert, A. Karle, J. Kelley, M. Kestel, L. Köpke, M. Kowalski, M. Krasberg, K. Kuehn, H. Leich, M. Leuthold, J. Lundberg, J. Madsen, K. Mandli, P. Marciniewski, H. S. Matis, C. P. McParland, T. Messarius, Y. Minaeva, P. Miočinović, R. Morse, S. Movit, K. Münich, R. Nahnhauer, J. W. Nam, T. Neunhöffer, P. Niessen, D. R. Nygren, H. Odie;gelman, Ph Olbrechts, C. Pérez de los Heros, A. C. Pohl, R. Porrata, P. B. Price, G. T. Przybylski, K. Rawlins, E. Resconi, W. Rhode, M. Ribordy, S. Richter, J. Rodríguez Martino, D. Rutledge

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Abstract

Data taken during 1997 with the AMANDA-B10 detector are searched for a diffuse flux of neutrinos of all flavors with energies above 1016eV. At these energies the Earth is opaque to neutrinos, and thus neutrino induced events are concentrated at the horizon. The background are large muon bundles from down-going atmospheric air shower events. No excess events above the background expectation are observed and a neutrino flux following E-2, with an equal mix of all flavors, is limited to E2φ(1015eV < E < 3 × 1018eV) ≤ 0.99 × 10-6GeV cm-2 s-1 sr-1 at 90% confidence level. This is the most restrictive experimental bound placed by any neutrino detector at these energies. Bounds to specific extra-terrestrial eutrino flux predictions are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-353
Number of pages15
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume22
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • AMANDA
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Ackermann, M., Ahrens, J., Albrecht, H., Atlee, D., Bai, X., Bay, R., ... Rutledge, D. (2005). Flux limits on ultra high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-B10. Astroparticle Physics, 22(5-6), 339-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2004.09.008

Flux limits on ultra high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-B10. / Ackermann, M.; Ahrens, J.; Albrecht, H.; Atlee, D.; Bai, X.; Bay, R.; Bartelt, M.; Barwick, S. W.; Becka, T.; Becker, K. H.; Becker, J. K.; Bernardini, E.; Bertrand, D.; Boersma, D. J.; Böser, S.; Botner, O.; Bouchta, A.; Bouhali, Othmane; Braun, J.; Burgess, C.; Burgess, T.; Castermans, T.; Chirkin, D.; Coarasa, T.; Collin, B.; Conrad, J.; Cooley, J.; Cowen, D. F.; Davour, A.; De Clercq, C.; De Young, T.; Desiati, P.; Ekström, P.; Feser, T.; Gaisser, T. K.; Ganugapati, R.; Geenen, H.; Gerhardt, L.; Goldschmidt, A.; Groß, A.; Hallgren, A.; Halzen, F.; Hanson, K.; Hardtke, D.; Hardtke, R.; Harenberg, T.; Hauschildt, T.; Helbing, K.; Hellwig, M.; Herquet, P.; Hill, G. C.; Hodges, J.; Hubert, D.; Hughey, B.; Hulth, P. O.; Hultqvist, K.; Hundertmark, Stephan; Jacobsen, J.; Kampert, K. H.; Karle, A.; Kelley, J.; Kestel, M.; Köpke, L.; Kowalski, M.; Krasberg, M.; Kuehn, K.; Leich, H.; Leuthold, M.; Lundberg, J.; Madsen, J.; Mandli, K.; Marciniewski, P.; Matis, H. S.; McParland, C. P.; Messarius, T.; Minaeva, Y.; Miočinović, P.; Morse, R.; Movit, S.; Münich, K.; Nahnhauer, R.; Nam, J. W.; Neunhöffer, T.; Niessen, P.; Nygren, D. R.; Odie;gelman, H.; Olbrechts, Ph; de los Heros, C. Pérez; Pohl, A. C.; Porrata, R.; Price, P. B.; Przybylski, G. T.; Rawlins, K.; Resconi, E.; Rhode, W.; Ribordy, M.; Richter, S.; Martino, J. Rodríguez; Rutledge, D.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 22, No. 5-6, 01.01.2005, p. 339-353.

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Ackermann, M, Ahrens, J, Albrecht, H, Atlee, D, Bai, X, Bay, R, Bartelt, M, Barwick, SW, Becka, T, Becker, KH, Becker, JK, Bernardini, E, Bertrand, D, Boersma, DJ, Böser, S, Botner, O, Bouchta, A, Bouhali, O, Braun, J, Burgess, C, Burgess, T, Castermans, T, Chirkin, D, Coarasa, T, Collin, B, Conrad, J, Cooley, J, Cowen, DF, Davour, A, De Clercq, C, De Young, T, Desiati, P, Ekström, P, Feser, T, Gaisser, TK, Ganugapati, R, Geenen, H, Gerhardt, L, Goldschmidt, A, Groß, A, Hallgren, A, Halzen, F, Hanson, K, Hardtke, D, Hardtke, R, Harenberg, T, Hauschildt, T, Helbing, K, Hellwig, M, Herquet, P, Hill, GC, Hodges, J, Hubert, D, Hughey, B, Hulth, PO, Hultqvist, K, Hundertmark, S, Jacobsen, J, Kampert, KH, Karle, A, Kelley, J, Kestel, M, Köpke, L, Kowalski, M, Krasberg, M, Kuehn, K, Leich, H, Leuthold, M, Lundberg, J, Madsen, J, Mandli, K, Marciniewski, P, Matis, HS, McParland, CP, Messarius, T, Minaeva, Y, Miočinović, P, Morse, R, Movit, S, Münich, K, Nahnhauer, R, Nam, JW, Neunhöffer, T, Niessen, P, Nygren, DR, Odie;gelman, H, Olbrechts, P, de los Heros, CP, Pohl, AC, Porrata, R, Price, PB, Przybylski, GT, Rawlins, K, Resconi, E, Rhode, W, Ribordy, M, Richter, S, Martino, JR & Rutledge, D 2005, 'Flux limits on ultra high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-B10', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 22, no. 5-6, pp. 339-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2004.09.008
Ackermann M, Ahrens J, Albrecht H, Atlee D, Bai X, Bay R et al. Flux limits on ultra high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-B10. Astroparticle Physics. 2005 Jan 1;22(5-6):339-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2004.09.008
Ackermann, M. ; Ahrens, J. ; Albrecht, H. ; Atlee, D. ; Bai, X. ; Bay, R. ; Bartelt, M. ; Barwick, S. W. ; Becka, T. ; Becker, K. H. ; Becker, J. K. ; Bernardini, E. ; Bertrand, D. ; Boersma, D. J. ; Böser, S. ; Botner, O. ; Bouchta, A. ; Bouhali, Othmane ; Braun, J. ; Burgess, C. ; Burgess, T. ; Castermans, T. ; Chirkin, D. ; Coarasa, T. ; Collin, B. ; Conrad, J. ; Cooley, J. ; Cowen, D. F. ; Davour, A. ; De Clercq, C. ; De Young, T. ; Desiati, P. ; Ekström, P. ; Feser, T. ; Gaisser, T. K. ; Ganugapati, R. ; Geenen, H. ; Gerhardt, L. ; Goldschmidt, A. ; Groß, A. ; Hallgren, A. ; Halzen, F. ; Hanson, K. ; Hardtke, D. ; Hardtke, R. ; Harenberg, T. ; Hauschildt, T. ; Helbing, K. ; Hellwig, M. ; Herquet, P. ; Hill, G. C. ; Hodges, J. ; Hubert, D. ; Hughey, B. ; Hulth, P. O. ; Hultqvist, K. ; Hundertmark, Stephan ; Jacobsen, J. ; Kampert, K. H. ; Karle, A. ; Kelley, J. ; Kestel, M. ; Köpke, L. ; Kowalski, M. ; Krasberg, M. ; Kuehn, K. ; Leich, H. ; Leuthold, M. ; Lundberg, J. ; Madsen, J. ; Mandli, K. ; Marciniewski, P. ; Matis, H. S. ; McParland, C. P. ; Messarius, T. ; Minaeva, Y. ; Miočinović, P. ; Morse, R. ; Movit, S. ; Münich, K. ; Nahnhauer, R. ; Nam, J. W. ; Neunhöffer, T. ; Niessen, P. ; Nygren, D. R. ; Odie;gelman, H. ; Olbrechts, Ph ; de los Heros, C. Pérez ; Pohl, A. C. ; Porrata, R. ; Price, P. B. ; Przybylski, G. T. ; Rawlins, K. ; Resconi, E. ; Rhode, W. ; Ribordy, M. ; Richter, S. ; Martino, J. Rodríguez ; Rutledge, D. / Flux limits on ultra high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-B10. In: Astroparticle Physics. 2005 ; Vol. 22, No. 5-6. pp. 339-353.
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