Sensitivity of the KM3NeT/ARCA neutrino telescope to point-like neutrino sources

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Author(s): Aiello S, Akrame SE, Ameli F, G. Anassontzis E, Andre M, Androulakis G, Anghinolfi M, Anton G, Ardid M, Aublin J, Avgitas T, Bagatelas C, Barbarino G, Baret B, Barrios-Martí J, Belias A, Berbee E, van den Berg A, Bertin V, Biagi S, Biagioni A, Biernoth C, Boumaaza J, Bourret S, Bouta M, Bouwhuis M, Bozza C, Brânzaş H, Bruchner M, Bruijn R, Brunner J, Buis E, Buompane R, Busto J, Calvo D, Capone A, Celli S, Chabab M, Chau N, Cherubini S, Chiarella V, Chiarusi T, Circella M, Cocimano R, Coelho JA, Coleiro A, Molla MC, Coniglione R, Coyle P, Creusot A, Cuttone G, D'Onofrio A, Dallier R, De Sio C, Di Palma I, Díaz AF, Diego-Tortosa D, Distefano C, Domi A, Donà R, Donzaud C, Dornic D, Dörr M, Durocher M, Eberl T, van Eijk D, El Bojaddaini I, Eljarrari H, Elsaesser D, Enzenhöfer A, Fermani P, Ferrara G, D. Filipović M, Fusco LA, Gál T, Garcia A, Garufi F, Gialanella L, Giorgio E, Giuliante A, Gozzini SR, Gracia R, Graf K, Grasso D, Grégoire T, Grella G, Hallmann S, Hamdaoui H, van Haren H, Heid T, Heijboer A, Hekalo A, Hofestädt J, Hernández-Rey JJ, Illuminati G, James C, Jongen M, de Jong M, de Jong P, Kadler M, Kalaczyński P, Kalekin O, Katz U, Khan Chowdhury NR, Kießling D, Koffeman EN, Kooijman P, Kouchner A, Kreter M, Kulikovskiy V, Kunhikannan Kannichankandy M, Lahmann R, Larosa G, Le Breton R, Leone F, Leonora E, Levi G, Lincetto M, Lonardo A, Longhitano F, Lopez Coto D, Lotze M, Maderer L, Maggi G, Mańczak J, Mannheim K, Margiotta A, Marinelli A, Markou C, Martin L, Martínez-Mora JA, Martini A, Marzaioli F, Mele R, Melis KW, Migliozzi P, Migneco E, Mijakowski P, Miranda LS, Mollo CM, Morganti M, Moser M, Moussa A, Muller R, Musumeci M, Nauta L, Navas S, Nicolau CA, Nielsen C, Ó Fearraigh B, Organokov M, Orlando A, Ottonello S, Panagopoulos V, Papalashvili G, Papaleo R, Păvălaş GE, Pellegrino C, Perrin-Terrin M, Piattelli P, Pikounis K, Pisanti O, Poiré C, Polydefki G, Popa V, Post M, Pradier T, Pühlhofer G, Pulvirenti S, Quinn L, Raffaelli F, Randazzo N, Razzaque S, Real D, Resvanis L, Reubelt J, Riccobene G, Richer M, Rigalleau L, Rovelli A, Saffer M, Salvadori I, Samtleben DF, Sánchez Losa A, Sanguineti M, Santangelo A, Santonocito D, Sapienza P, Schumann J, Sciacca V, Seneca J, Sgura I, Shanidze R, Sharma A, Simeone F, Sinopoulou A, Spisso B, Spurio M, Stavropoulos D, Steijger J, Stellacci SM, Strandberg B, Stransky D, Stüven T, Taiuti M, Tatone F, Tayalati Y, Tenllado E, Thakore T, Trovato A, Tzamariudaki E, Tzanetatos D, Van Elewyck V, Versari F, Viola S, Vivolo D, Wilms J, de Wolf E, Zaborov D, Zornoza JD, Zúñiga J
Journal: Astroparticle Physics
Publication year: 2019
ISSN: 0927-6505


Abstract

KM3NeT will be a network of deep-sea neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea. The KM3NeT/ARCA detector, to be installed at the Capo Passero site (Italy), is optimised for the detection of high-energy neutrinos of cosmic origin. Thanks to its geographical location on the Northern hemisphere, KM3NeT/ARCA can observe upgoing neutrinos from most of the Galactic Plane, including the Galactic Centre. Given its effective area and excellent pointing resolution, KM3NeT/ARCA will measure or significantly constrain the neutrino flux from potential astrophysical neutrino sources. At the same time, it will test flux predictions based on gamma-ray measurements and the assumption that the gamma-ray flux is of hadronic origin. Assuming this scenario, discovery potentials and sensitivities for a selected list of Galactic sources and to generic point sources with an E
−2
spectrum are presented. These spectra are assumed to be time independent. The results indicate that an observation with 3σ significance is possible in about six years of operation for the most intense sources, such as Supernovae Remnants RX J1713.7-3946 and Vela Jr. If no signal will be found during this time, the fraction of the gamma-ray flux coming from hadronic processes can be constrained to be below 50% for these two objects.


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)
Gál, Tamás
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Graf, Kay Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Hallmann, Steffen
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Heid, Thomas
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Hofestädt, Jannik Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
James, Clancy
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Katz, Uli Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Kießling, Dominik
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Lahmann, Robert PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Moser, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Reubelt, Jonas Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Schumann, Johannes
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Stransky, Dominik
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Wilms, Jörn Prof. Dr.
Professur für Astronomie und Astrophysik


How to cite

APA:
Aiello, S., Akrame, S.E., Ameli, F., G. Anassontzis, E., Andre, M., Androulakis, G.,... Zúñiga, J. (2019). Sensitivity of the KM3NeT/ARCA neutrino telescope to point-like neutrino sources. Astroparticle Physics. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2019.04.002

MLA:
Aiello, S., et al. "Sensitivity of the KM3NeT/ARCA neutrino telescope to point-like neutrino sources." Astroparticle Physics (2019).

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