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First Search for Point Sources of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope
Adrian-Martinez, S.; Aguilar, J.A.; Al Samarai, I.; Albert, A.; Andre, M.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Anvar, S.; Ardid, M.; Jesus, A.C.A.; Astraatmadja, T.; Aubert, J.J.; Baret, B.; Basa, S.; Bertin, V.; Biagi, S.; Bigi, A.; Bigongiari, C.; Bogazzi, C.; Bou-Cabo, M.; Bouhou, B.; Bouwhuis, M.C.; Brunner, J.; Busto, J.; Camarena, F.; Capone, A.; Carloganu, C.; Carminati, G.; Carr, J.; Cecchini, S.; Charif, Z.; Charvis, P.; Chiarusi, T.; Circella, M.; Coniglione, R.; Costantini, H.; Coyle, P.; Curtil, C.; Decowski, M.P.; Dekeyser, I.; Deschamps, A.; Distefano, C.; Donzaud, C.; Dornic, D.; Dorosti, Q.; Drouhin, D.; Eberl, T.; Emanuele, U.; Enzenhofer, A.; Ernenwein, J.P.; Escoffier, S.; Fermani, P.; Ferri, M.; Flaminio, V.; Folger, F.; Fritsch, U.; Fuda, J.L.; Galata, S.; Gay, P.; Giacomelli, G.; Giordano, V.; Gomez-Gonzalez, J.P.; Graf, K.; Guillard, G.; Halladjian, G.; Hallewell, G.; van Haren, H.; Hartman, J.; Heijboer, A.J.; Hello, Y.; Hernandez-Rey, J.J.; Herold, B.; Hossl, J.; Hsu, C.C.; De Jong, M.; Kadler, M.; Kalekin, O.; Kappes, A.; Katz, U.; Kavatsyuk, O.; Kooijman, P.; Kopper, C.; Kouchner, A.; Kreykenbohm, I.; Kulikovskiy, V.; Lahmann, R.; Lamare, P.; Larosa, G.; Lattuada, D.; Lefevre, D.; Lim, G.; Lo Presti, D.; Loehner, H.; Loucatos, S.; Mangano, S.; Marcelin, M.; Margiotta, A.; Martinez-Mora, J.A.; Meli, A.; Montaruli, T.; Moscoso, L.; Motz, H.; Neff, M.; Nezri, E.; Palioselitis, D.; Pavalas, G.E.; Payet, K.; Payre, P.; Petrovic, J.; Piattelli, P.; Picot-Clemente, N.; Popa, V.; Pradier, T.; Presani, E.; Racca, C.; Reed, C.; Richardt, C.; Richter, R.; Riviere, C.; Robert, A.; Roensch, K.; Rostovtsev, A.; Ruiz-Rivas, J.; Rujoiu, M.; Russo, G.V.; Salesa, F.; Samtleben, D.F.E.; Sapienza, P.; Schock, F.; Schuller, J.P.; Schussler, F.; Seitz, T.; Shanidze, R.; Simeone, F.; Spies, A.; Spurio, M.; Steijger, J.J.M.; Stolarczyk, T.; Sanchez-Losa, A.; Taiuti, M.; Tamburini, C.; Toscano, S.; Vallage, B.; Van Elewyck, V.; Vannoni, G.; Vecchi, M.; Vernin, P.; Wagner, S.; Wijnker, G.; Wilms, J.; de Wolf, E.; Yepes, H.; Zaborov, D.; Zornoza, J.D.; Zuniga, J. (2011). First Search for Point Sources of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope. Astrophys. J. Lett. 743(1). dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/743/1/L14
In: The Astrophysical Journal: Letters. IOP Publishing: London. ISSN 2041-8205. hdl.handle.net/iopscience.iop.org/2041-8205, more
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Author keywords
    astroparticle physics; cosmic rays; neutrinos

Authors  Top 
  • Adrian-Martinez, S.
  • Aguilar, J.A.
  • Al Samarai, I.
  • Albert, A.
  • Andre, M.
  • Anghinolfi, M.
  • Anton, G.
  • Anvar, S.
  • Ardid, M.
  • Jesus, A.C.A.
  • Astraatmadja, T.
  • Aubert, J.J.
  • Baret, B.
  • Basa, S.
  • Bertin, V.
  • Biagi, S.
  • Bigi, A.
  • Bigongiari, C.
  • Bogazzi, C.
  • Bou-Cabo, M.
  • Bouhou, B.
  • Bouwhuis, M.C.
  • Brunner, J.
  • Busto, J.
  • Camarena, F.
  • Capone, A.
  • Carloganu, C.
  • Carminati, G.
  • Carr, J.
  • Cecchini, S.
  • Charif, Z.
  • Charvis, P.
  • Chiarusi, T.
  • Circella, M.
  • Coniglione, R.
  • Costantini, H.
  • Coyle, P.
  • Curtil, C.
  • Decowski, M.P.
  • Dekeyser, I.
  • Deschamps, A.
  • Distefano, C.
  • Donzaud, C.
  • Dornic, D.
  • Dorosti, Q.
  • Drouhin, D.
  • Eberl, T.
  • Emanuele, U.
  • Enzenhofer, A.
  • Ernenwein, J.P.
  • Escoffier, S.
  • Fermani, P.
  • Ferri, M.
  • Flaminio, V.
  • Folger, F.
  • Fritsch, U.
  • Fuda, J.L.
  • Galata, S.
  • Gay, P.
  • Giacomelli, G.
  • Giordano, V.
  • Gomez-Gonzalez, J.P.
  • Graf, K.
  • Guillard, G.
  • Halladjian, G.
  • Hallewell, G.
  • van Haren, H., more
  • Hartman, J.
  • Heijboer, A.J.
  • Hello, Y.
  • Hernandez-Rey, J.J.
  • Herold, B.
  • Hossl, J.
  • Hsu, C.C.
  • De Jong, M.
  • Kadler, M.
  • Kalekin, O.
  • Kappes, A.
  • Katz, U.
  • Kavatsyuk, O.
  • Kooijman, P.
  • Kopper, C.
  • Kouchner, A.
  • Kreykenbohm, I.
  • Kulikovskiy, V.
  • Lahmann, R.
  • Lamare, P.
  • Larosa, G.
  • Lattuada, D.
  • Lefevre, D.
  • Lim, G.
  • Lo Presti, D.
  • Loehner, H.
  • Loucatos, S.
  • Mangano, S.
  • Marcelin, M.
  • Margiotta, A.
  • Martinez-Mora, J.A.
  • Meli, A.
  • Montaruli, T.
  • Moscoso, L.
  • Motz, H.
  • Neff, M.
  • Nezri, E.
  • Palioselitis, D.
  • Pavalas, G.E.
  • Payet, K.
  • Payre, P.
  • Petrovic, J.
  • Piattelli, P.
  • Picot-Clemente, N.
  • Popa, V.
  • Pradier, T.
  • Presani, E.
  • Racca, C.
  • Reed, C.
  • Richardt, C.
  • Richter, R.
  • Riviere, C.
  • Robert, A.
  • Roensch, K.
  • Rostovtsev, A.
  • Ruiz-Rivas, J.
  • Rujoiu, M.
  • Russo, G.V.
  • Salesa, F.
  • Samtleben, D.F.E.
  • Sapienza, P.
  • Schock, F.
  • Schuller, J.P.
  • Schussler, F.
  • Seitz, T.
  • Shanidze, R.
  • Simeone, F.
  • Spies, A.
  • Spurio, M.
  • Steijger, J.J.M.
  • Stolarczyk, T.
  • Sanchez-Losa, A.
  • Taiuti, M.
  • Tamburini, C.
  • Toscano, S.
  • Vallage, B.
  • Van Elewyck, V.
  • Vannoni, G.
  • Vecchi, M.
  • Vernin, P.
  • Wagner, S.
  • Wijnker, G.
  • Wilms, J.
  • de Wolf, E.
  • Yepes, H.
  • Zaborov, D.
  • Zornoza, J.D.
  • Zuniga, J.

Abstract
    Results are presented of a search for cosmic sources of high-energy neutrinos with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. The data were collected during 2007 and 2008 using detector configurations containing between 5 and 12 detection lines. The integrated live time of the analyzed data is 304 days. Muon tracks are reconstructed using a likelihood-based algorithm. Studies of the detector timing indicate a median angular resolution of 0.5 +/- 0.1 deg. The neutrino flux sensitivity is 7.5 x 10(-8)(E(v)/GeV)(-2) GeV(-1) s(-1) cm(-2) for the part of the sky that is always visible (delta < -48 deg), which is better than limits obtained by previous experiments. No cosmic neutrino sources have been observed.

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