The search for high-energy neutrinos coincident with fast radio bursts with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

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Publication Details

Author(s): Albert A, Andre M, Anghinolfi M, Anton G, Ardid M, Aubert JJ, Aublin J, Avgitas T, Baret B, Barrios-Marti J, Basa S, Belhorma B, Bertin V, Biagi S, Bormuth R, Boumaaza J, Bourret S, Bouwhuis MC, Branzas H, Bruijn R, Brunner J, Busto J, Capone A, Caramete L, Carr J, Celli S, Chabab M, Cherkaoui El Moursli R, Chiarusi T, Circella M, Coelho JAB, Coleiro A, Colomer M, Coniglione R, Costantini H, Coyle P, Creusot A, Diaz AF, Deschamps A, Distefano C, Di Palma I, Domi A, Donzaud C, Dornic D, Drouhin D, Eberl T, El Bojaddaini I, El Khayati N, Elsaesser D, Enzenhöfer A, Ettahiri A, Fassi F, Felis I, Fermani P, Ferrara G, Fusco L, Gay P, Glotin H, Gregoire T, Gracia-Ruiz R, Graf K, Hallmann S, Van Haren H, Heijboer AJ, Hello Y, Hernandez-Rey JJ, Hößl J, Hofestädt J, Illuminati G, James C, De Jong M, Jongen M, Kadler M, Kalekin O, Katz U, Kouchner A, Kreter M, Kreykenbohm I, Kulikovskiy V, Lachaud C, Lahmann R, Lefevre D, Leonora E, Levi G, Lotze M, Loucatos S, Marcelin M, Margiotta A, Marinelli A, Martinez-Mora JA, Mele R, Melis K, Migliozzi P, Moussa A, Navas S, Nezri E, Nunez A, Organokov M, Pavalas GE, Pellegrino C, Piattelli P, Popa V, Pradier T, Quinn L, Racca C, Randazzo N, Riccobene G, Sanchez-Losa A, Saldana M, Salvadori I, Samtleben DFE, Sanguineti M, Sapienza P, Schussler F, Spurio M, Stolarczyk T, Taiuti M, Tayalati Y, Trovato A, Turpin D, Vallage B, Van Elewyck V, Versari F, Vivolo D, Wilms J, Zaborov D, Zornoza JD, Zuniga J
Journal: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 482
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 184-193
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966


Abstract

In the past decade, a new class of bright transient radio sources with millisecond duration has been discovered. The origin of these so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs) is still a mystery, despite the growing observational efforts made by various multiwavelength and multimessenger facilities. To date, many models have been proposed to explain FRBs, but neither the progenitors nor the radiative and the particle acceleration processes at work have been clearly identified. In this paper, we assess whether hadronic processes may occur in the vicinity of the FRB source. If they do, FRBs may contribute to the high-energy cosmic-ray and neutrino fluxes. A search for these hadronic signatures was carried out using the ANTARES neutrino telescope. The analysis consists in looking for high-energy neutrinos, in the TeV-PeV regime, that are spatially and temporally coincident with the detected FRBs. Most of the FRBs discovered in the period 2013-2017 were in the field of view of the ANTARES detector, which is sensitive mostly to events originating from the Southern hemisphere. From this period, 12 FRBs were selected and no coincident neutrino candidate was observed. Upper limits on the per-burst neutrino fluence were derived using a power-law spectrum, dN/DE nu proportional to E-nu(-gamma), for the incoming neutrino flux, assuming spectral indexes gamma = 1.0, 2.0, 2.5. Finally, the neutrino energy was constrained by computing the total energy radiated in neutrinos, assuming different distances for the FRBs. Constraints on the neutrino fluence and on the energy released were derived from the associated null results.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Anton, Gisela Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Eberl, Thomas PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Enzenhöfer, Alexander
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Graf, Kay Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Hallmann, Steffen
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Hofestädt, Jannik Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Hößl, Jürgen Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
James, Clancy
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Katz, Uli Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Kreykenbohm, Ingo Dr.
Dr.Karl-Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg, Astronomisches Institut
Lahmann, Robert PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Wilms, Jörn Prof. Dr.
Professur für Astronomie und Astrophysik


External institutions with authors

Aix-Marseille University / Aix-Marseille Université
Cadi Ayyad University / جامعة القاضي عياض‎
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) / 中国科学院
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
Institute of Space Science (ISS) / Institutul de Științe Spațiale
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM)
Mohammed First University / Université Mohammed Premier / جامعة محمد الأول
Mohammed V University (UMVA) / جامعة محمد الخامس‎
National Center for Energy Science & Nuclear Technology
National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
National Institute for Subatomic Physics / Nationaal instituut voor subatomaire fysica (Nikhef)
Polytechnic University of Catalonia / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Polytechnic University of Valencia / Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Universidad de Cádiz (UCA)
Universidad de Granada
Université de Haute Alsace (UHA)
Université de Strasbourg (UDS)
University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot
University of València / Universitat de València


How to cite

APA:
Albert, A., Andre, M., Anghinolfi, M., Anton, G., Ardid, M., Aubert, J.-J.,... Zuniga, J. (2019). The search for high-energy neutrinos coincident with fast radio bursts with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(1), 184-193. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2621

MLA:
Albert, A., et al. "The search for high-energy neutrinos coincident with fast radio bursts with the ANTARES neutrino telescope." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 482.1 (2019): 184-193.

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