Search for extraterrestrial point sources of high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II using data collected in 2000-2002

M. Ackermann, J. Ahrens, 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, O. Bouhali, J. Braun, C. Burgess, T. Burgess, T. CastermansD. Chirkin, B. Collin, J. Conrad, J. Cooley, D. F. Cowen, A. Davour, C. De Clercq, 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. 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, S. Hundertmark, J. Jacobsen, K. H. Kampert, A. Karle, J. L. Kelley, M. Kestel, G. Kohnen, L. Köpke, M. Kowalski, M. Krasberg, K. Kuehn, 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, 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, H. G. Sander, K. Schinarakis, S. Schlenstedt, D. Schneider, R. Schwarz, A. Silvestri, M. Solarz, G. M. Spiczak, C. Spiering, M. Stamatikos, D. Steele, P. Steffen, R. G. Stokstad, K. H. Sulanke, I. Taboada, O. Tarasova, L. Thollander, S. Tilav, W. Wagner, C. Walck, M. Walter, Y. R. Wang, C. Wendt, C. H. Wiebusch, R. Wischnewski, H. Wissing, K. Woschnagg, G. Yodh

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Abstract

The results of a search for point sources of high energy neutrinos in the northern hemisphere using data collected by AMANDA-II in the years 2000, 2001, and 2002 are presented. In particular, a comparison with the single-year result previously published shows that the sensitivity was improved by a factor of 2.2. The muon neutrino flux upper limits on selected candidate sources, corresponding to an Ev-2 neutrino energy spectrum, are included. Sky grids were used to search for possible excesses above the background of cosmic ray induced atmospheric neutrinos. This search reveals no statistically significant excess for the three years considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number077102
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume71
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

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    Ackermann, M., Ahrens, J., 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, O., Braun, J., Burgess, C., Burgess, T., ... Yodh, G. (2005). Search for extraterrestrial point sources of high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II using data collected in 2000-2002. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 71(7), 1-5. [077102]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.71.077102