Search for supernova relic neutrinos at Super-Kamiokande

M. Malek, M. Morii, S. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, M. Ishitsuka, Y. Itow, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, K. Kaneyuki, K. Kobayashi, Y. Koshio, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, T. Namba, A. Okada, T. Ooyabu, C. Saji, N. SakuraiM. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, H. Takeuchi, Y. Takeuchi, Y. Totsuka, S. Yamada, S. Desai, M. Earl, E. Kearns, M. D. Messier, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, C. W. Walter, M. Goldhaber, T. Barszczak, D. Casper, W. Gajewski, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, D. W. Liu, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, M. R. Vagins, A. Gago, K. S. Ganezer, W. E. Keig, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, A. Kibayashi, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, D. Takemori, Y. Hayato, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Maruyama, K. Nakamura, Y. Obayashi, Y. Oyama, M. Sakuda, M. Yoshida, M. Kohama, T. Iwashita, A. T. Suzuki, A. Ichikawa, T. Inagaki, I. Kato, T. Nakaya, K. Nishikawa, T. J. Haines, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Svoboda, E. Blaufuss, J. A. Goodman, G. Guillian, G. W. Sullivan, D. Turcan, K. Scholberg, A. Habig, M. Ackermann, J. Hill, C. K. Jung, K. Martens, C. Mauger, C. McGrew, E. Sharkey, B. Viren, C. Yanagisawa, T. Toshito, C. Mitsuda, K. Miyano, T. Shibata, Y. Kajiyama, Y. Nagashima, K. Nitta, M. Takita

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Abstract

A search was conducted to detect the diffuse signal of ν̄e from all previous core-collapse supernovae. No appreciable signal was detected in 1496 days of SK data. Using various models, 90% C.L. limits were set on the total SRN flux. A limit of 1.2 ν̄e cm-2s-1 was set for the SRN flux above a threshold of Ev > 19.3 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061101
Pages (from-to)061101/1-061101/5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume90
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb 14
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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