Limits to the muon flux from neutralino annihilations in the Sun with the AMANDA detector

M. Ackermann, J. Ahrens, X. Bai, M. Bartelt, S. W. Barwick, R. C. Bay, T. Becka, K. H. Becker, J. K. Becker, P. Berghaus, E. Bernardini, D. Bertrand, D. J. Boersma, S. Böser, O. Botner, A. Bouchta, Othmane Bouhali, C. Burgess, T. Burgess, T. CastermansD. Chirkin, B. Collin, J. Conrad, J. Cooley, D. F. Cowen, M. D'Agostino, A. Davour, C. De Clercq, C. P. De Los Heros, T. Deyoung, 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. H. Hardtke, T. Harenberg, T. Hauschildt, M. Hellwig, K. Helbing, P. Herquet, G. C. Hill, J. Hodges, D. Hubert, B. Hughey, P. O. Hulth, K. Hultqvist, S. Hundertmark, J. Jacobsen, K. H. Kampert, A. Karle, M. Kestel, G. Kohnen, L. Köpke, M. Kowalski, K. Kuehn, R. Lang, H. Leich, M. Leuthold, I. Liubarsky, J. Lundberg, J. Madsen, P. Marciniewski, H. S. Matis, C. P. McParland, T. Messarius, Y. Minaeva, P. Miočinović, R. Morse, K. Münich, R. Nahnhauer, J. W. Nam, T. Neunhöffer, P. Niessen, D. R. Nygren, H. Ögelman, Ph Olbrechts, A. Pohl, R. Porrata, P. B. Price, G. T. Przybylski, K. Rawlins, E. Resconi, W. Rhode, M. Ribordy, S. Richter, S. Robbins, J. Rodríguez Martino, H. G. Sander, S. Schlenstedt, D. Schneider

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Abstract

A search for an excess of muon-neutrinos from neutralino annihilations in the Sun has been performed with the AMANDA-II neutrino detector using data collected in 143.7 days of live-time in 2001. No excess over the expected atmospheric neutrino background has been observed. An upper limit at 90% confidence level has been obtained on the annihilation rate of captured neutralinos in the Sun, as well as the corresponding muon flux limit at the Earth, both as functions of the neutralino mass in the range 100-5000 GeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-466
Number of pages8
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • AMANDA
  • Dark matter
  • Neutralino
  • Neutrino telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Ackermann, M., Ahrens, J., Bai, X., Bartelt, M., Barwick, S. W., Bay, R. C., Becka, T., Becker, K. H., Becker, J. K., Berghaus, P., Bernardini, E., Bertrand, D., Boersma, D. J., Böser, S., Botner, O., Bouchta, A., Bouhali, O., Burgess, C., Burgess, T., ... Schneider, D. (2006). Limits to the muon flux from neutralino annihilations in the Sun with the AMANDA detector. Astroparticle Physics, 24(6), 459-466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2005.09.006